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Chartres, North side, right portal


• Second archivolt: lives of Sampson on the left

† Lion (which Samson slays);
† Samson's parents offer sacrifice (note flames and angel);

Third archivolt: life of Esther (prefiguring Mary)

† Ahasuerus king of Persia;
† Ahasuerus weds Esther;

• 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;

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