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Chartres, North side, right portal


• Second archivolt: life of Gideon

† Dressed in armor (medieval!) he leads two Mideanites captive after defeating them in battle.

Third archivolt: life of Judith (prefiguring Mary)

† Kneels at foot of Holofernes (note parallels with Esther opposite);
† Judith has cut off head of Holofernes, which servant places in sack.

• Fourth archivolt: Tobias, son of Tobit, who restored vision to his father as Christ would to Israel (continued from left half of arch).

† Tobias travels with dog (fidelity) and angel watching;

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