Chartres West Exterior Slides 082

Chartres West Exterior Slides 082

Chartres, north side, left portal

• Adoration of the Magi and then warned not to return to Herod.

• Left: Nativity
• Right: Angel appears to shepherds.


• First archivolt: ten angels, lowest two on dragons, the rest on clouds
• Second archivolt: four foolish virgins on left, four foolish on the right
• Third archivolt: bottom on each side contain the other two virgins for a total of ten.

• Third, continued: The three theological virtues and equivalent sins.
† Faith (chalice receiving blood of the Lamb) with Infidelity (eyes bandaged).

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