ChartresGlass Box M Slides 064

ChartresGlass Box M Slides 064

Window 014 - Temptation of Christ, Marriage at Cana, Blue Virgin (unrestored)

Top to bottom, left to right
• Row 01: Temptations of Christ: stones into bread; pinacle of the temple; on the mountain with Jesus saying "get thee behind me."
• Row 02: Marriage at Cana: Jesus goes to marriage feast; at the feast; Mary tells Jesus they've run out of wine.
• Row 03: Marriage at Cana: Mary tells servants to do whatever Jesus tells them; Jesus turns water into wine; Servant takes wine to the feast's governor.
• Row 04: Angels with censers and bearing pillars which support Mary's throne
• Upper half: Mary with the Infant Christ. The three panels containing Mary and Christ, along with the three lancet windows beneath the western rose, are the sole remaining example of the glass from the cathedral largely destroyed in the fire of 1194, dating to approximately AD 1180. The face of Mary is modern; note how she is shaped almost throne-like as Christ sits enthroned upon her. Often called "Notre Dame de la Belle Verrière" (Our Lady of the Beautiful Stained Glass Window). The framing panels and remainder of the window are from the current cathedral--circa 1215 - 1220.

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