IMG 4902

IMG 4902

Chartres west side, central portal, tympanum

• Christ in glory sits in the center, surrounded by symbols of the four gospel authors (evangelists):

• Matthew - winged man
• Mark - winged lion
• Luke - winged ox or bull
• John - eagle

• In the lintel beneath, the twelve apostles are in four groups of three.
• To their immediate left stands Elijah; to their right stands Enoch.

• The first archivolt: twelve angels.
• The second and third archivolts: twenty-four elders of the apocalypse (see Revelation 4:4).

Album: Chartres-Cathedral

Categories: Chartres-Cathedral

Tags: #4 evangelists #Chartres #Elijah #Enoch #france #Jesus Christ #Saint John #Saint Luke #Saint Mark #Saint Matthew #TCS-photo #apostles #cathedral #Detail #exterior #lintel #west side

South Rose Lancet Windows Chartres

South Rose Lancet Windows Chartres

†South side, lancets, left to right: demonstrates the OT as the foundation for the NT witness of Christ

• Window 095C - South side, far left lancet: Saint Luke on Jeremiah, beneath is arms of donor's wife and daughter.

• Window 095B - South side, near left lancet: Saint Matthew on Isaiah, beneath is arms of donor's wife and daughter.

Album: Chartres-Cathedral

Categories: Chartres-Cathedral

Tags: #4 evangelists #Chartres #Countess of Dreux #france #Isaiah #Jeremiah #Saint Luke #Saint Matthew #TCS-photo #Win095B #Win095C #cathedral #donors identified #lancet windows #restored #shoulders of giants #south side #stained glass #whole-windows

P1110426

P1110426

†South side, lancets, left to right: demonstrates the OT as the foundation for the NT witness of Christ

• Window 095C - South side, far left lancet: Saint Luke on Jeremiah, beneath is arms of donor's wife and daughter.

• Window 095B - South side, near left lancet: Saint Matthew on Isaiah, beneath is arms of donor's wife and daughter.

• Window 095A - South side, central lancet: Mary with Infant Christ, beneath is arms of donor Dreux-Brittany.

• Window 095D - South side, near right lancet: Saint John on Ezekiel, beneath is arms of donor Pierre Mauclerc and his son.

• Window 095E - South side, far right lancet: Saint Mark on Daniel, beneath is arms of donor Pierre Mauclerc and his son.

Album: Chartres-Cathedral

Categories: Chartres-Cathedral

Tags: #4 evangelists #Chartres #Daniel #Ezekiel #france #Infant Christ #Isaiah #Jeremiah #Mary #Saint John #Saint Luke #Saint Mark #Saint Matthew #TCS-photo #Win095A #Win095B #Win095C #Win095D #Win095E #cathedral #donors identified #lancet windows #restored #shoulders of giants #south side #stained glass #whole-windows

IMG 4901

IMG 4901

Chartres west side, central portal, tympanum

• Christ in glory sits in the center, surrounded by symbols of the four gospel authors (evangelists):

• Matthew - winged man
• Mark - winged lion
• Luke - winged ox or bull
• John - eagle

• In the lintel beneath, the twelve apostles are in four groups of three.
• To their immediate left stands Elijah; to their right stands Enoch.

• The first archivolt: twelve angels.
• The second and third archivolts: twenty-four elders of the apocalypse (see Revelation 4:4).

Album: Chartres-Cathedral

Categories: Chartres-Cathedral

Tags: #24 Elders of the Apocalypse #4 evangelists #Chartres #Elijah #Enoch #france #Jesus Christ #Saint John #Saint Luke #Saint Mark #Saint Matthew #TCS-photo #apostles #cathedral #exterior #lintel #tympanum #west side

IMG 5012

IMG 5012

† Window 095 - South rose: Christ in glory, after Revelation of St. John

Surrounded by the four beasts and 24 elders of the apocalypse. Angels and elders hold musical instruments, censers, and vials of perfume. Note the coat of arms (blue and yellow checkerboard) of the donors, Pierre Mauclerc of Dreux-Brittany.

• Saint John - eagle
• Saint Luke - winged bull

Album: Chartres-Cathedral

Categories: Chartres-Cathedral

Tags: #24 Elders of the Apocalypse #4 Beasts of the Apocalypse #4 evangelists #Chartres #Christ in Glory #Dreux #france #Jesus Christ #Revelation #Saint John #Saint Luke #TCS-photo #Win095 #cathedral #Detail #donors identified #restored #rose window #south side #stained glass

P1110410

P1110410

†South side, lancets, left to right: demonstrates the OT as the foundation for the NT witness of Christ

• Window 095C - South side, far left lancet: Saint Luke on Jeremiah, beneath is arms of donor's wife and daughter.

• Window 095B - South side, near left lancet: Saint Matthew on Isaiah, beneath is arms of donor's wife and daughter.

• Window 095A - South side, central lancet: Mary with Infant Christ, beneath is arms of donor Dreux-Brittany.

• Window 095D - South side, near right lancet: Saint John on Ezekiel, beneath is arms of donor Pierre Mauclerc and his son.

• Window 095E - South side, far right lancet: Saint Mark on Daniel, beneath is arms of donor Pierre Mauclerc and his son.

Album: Chartres-Cathedral

Categories: Chartres-Cathedral

Tags: #4 evangelists #Chartres #Daniel #Ezekiel #france #Infant Christ #Isaiah #Jeremiah #Mary #Saint John #Saint Luke #Saint Mark #Saint Matthew #TCS-photo #Win095A #Win095B #Win095C #Win095D #Win095E #cathedral #donors identified #lancet windows #restored #shoulders of giants #south side #stained glass #whole-windows

IMG 5013

IMG 5013

† Window 095 - South rose: Christ in glory, after Revelation of St. John

Surrounded by the four beasts and 24 elders of the apocalypse. Angels and elders hold musical instruments, censers, and vials of perfume. Note the coat of arms (blue and yellow checkerboard) of the donors, Pierre Mauclerc of Dreux-Brittany.

• Saint Matthew - angel with book
• Saint John - eagle
• Saint Luke - winged bull
• Saint Mark - winged lion

Album: Chartres-Cathedral

Categories: Chartres-Cathedral

Tags: #24 Elders of the Apocalypse #4 Beasts of the Apocalypse #4 evangelists #Chartres #Christ in Glory #Dreux #france #Jesus Christ #Revelation #Saint John #Saint Luke #Saint Mark #Saint Matthew #TCS-photo #Win095 #cathedral #Detail #donors identified #restored #rose window #south side #stained glass

South Rose Chartres

South Rose Chartres

† Window 095 - South rose: Christ in glory, after Revelation of St. John

Surrounded by the four beasts and 24 elders of the apocalypse. Angels and elders hold musical instruments, censers, and vials of perfume. Note the coat of arms (blue and yellow checkerboard) of the donors, Pierre Mauclerc of Dreux-Brittany.

• Saint John - eagle
• Saint Luke - winged bull

Album: Chartres-Cathedral

Categories: Chartres-Cathedral

Tags: #24 Elders of the Apocalypse #4 Beasts of the Apocalypse #4 evangelists #Chartres #Christ in Glory #Dreux #france #Jesus Christ #Revelation #Saint John #Saint Luke #TCS-photo #Win095 #cathedral #Detail #donors identified #restored #rose window #south side #stained glass

P1020576

P1020576

† Window 095 - South rose: Christ in glory, after Revelation of St. John

Surrounded by the four beasts and 24 elders of the apocalypse. Angels and elders hold musical instruments, censers, and vials of perfume. Note the coat of arms (blue and yellow checkerboard) of the donors, Pierre Mauclerc of Dreux-Brittany.

• Saint Matthew - angel with book
• Saint John - eagle
• Saint Luke - winged bull
• Saint Mark - winged lion

Album: Chartres-Cathedral

Categories: Chartres-Cathedral

Tags: #24 Elders of the Apocalypse #4 Beasts of the Apocalypse #4 evangelists #Chartres #Christ in Glory #france #Jesus Christ #Revelation #Saint John #Saint Luke #Saint Mark #Saint Matthew #TCS-photo #Win095 #cathedral #Detail #donors identified #focus-issues #interior #restored #rose window #south side #stained glass

IMG 5342

IMG 5342

original (4295076109)

† Window 145 - North rose: Rose of France glorifying the Virgin (restored)

Virgin in center with Infant Jesus. Surrounded by four doves, four angels, and four Thrones. These are followed by twelve kings of Judah, Mary's ancestors. The outer ring contains twelve minor prophets.

The window was donated while Queen Blanche was regent of France (circa 1230). The arms of France alternating with Castile are seen below the rose itself. The entire ensemble is a none-too-subtle bit of royal propaganda, with Mary (the Queen of Heaven) at the center of it all. Note too that the figures below the rose in the lancets contrast a legitimate righteous sovereign with corrupt, foolish, or fallen ones. Blanche seems to have wanted no doubt about how she ought to be considered.

†North side, lancets, left to right: True versus false sovereigns (restored)

• Window 145C - North side, far left lancet: Melchizedek standing over Nebuchadnezzar (true king over the false Babylonian pretender to world-lordship, worshipping idol of his dream).

• Window 145B - North side, near left lancet: King David standing over King Saul (the chosen king over the apostate king rejected by God, who dies via suicide in despair).

• Window 145A - North side, central lancet: Saint Anne holding Infant Mary. Beneath this are the arms of France.

• Window 145D - North side, near right lancet: Solomon over Jeroboam, who worships golden calf (wise king over the fool who worshipped idols and abandoned the LORD).

• Window 145E - North side, far right lancet: Aaron above Pharoah, covered by the Red Sea (true priesthood and power over the false).

Album: Chartres-Cathedral

Categories: Chartres-Cathedral

Tags: #4 evangelists #Chanelle's Camera #Chartres #Daniel #Ezekiel #france #Infant Christ #Isaiah #Jeremiah #Mary #Saint John #Saint Luke #Saint Mark #Saint Matthew #TCS-photo #Win095A #Win095B #Win095C #Win095D #Win095E #cathedral #donors identified #focus-issues #interior #lancet windows #restored #shoulders of giants #south side #stained glass #whole-windows