Chartres North Exterior Slides 112

Chartres North Exterior Slides 112

Chartres, North side, right portal


• Second archivolt: life of Sampson on the left
† Lion (which Samson slays; bottom right corner of photo);
† Samson's parents offer sacrifice (note flames and angel);
† Samson slays lion;

• Third archivolt: lives of Esther

† Ahasuerus king of Persia (head beneath seated figures);
† Ahasuerus weds Esther;
† Ahasuerus speaks with Haman and Mordecai;

• Fourth archivolt: Tobias, son of Tobit, who restored vision to his father as Christ would to Israel.
† Crowned head
† Tobi and Tobias prepare feast. They are told of a Jew's death.
† Tobit buries the Jew (partially visible upper left).

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