Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris Images

The Portal of the Virgin, dedicated to the patroness of the cathedral, was sculpted around 1210-20. The door-jamb statues, destroyed at the Revolution and replaced in the 19th century, represent, from left to right: Saint John the Baptist, Saint Stephen, Saint Genevieve and Pope Saint Sylvester. The abutments of the doors have panels representing life on earth. Depicted on the outside of the doors are weathered zodiac signs and Labors of the Months. Here can be seen four panels of zodiacs: Cancer (misplaced to represent July), Virgo, Libra, and a badly reduced Scorpio. Credit: Holly Hayes. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
2425
Title
Portal of the Virgin (c.1220): Saints and Zodiacs
Date
July 21, 2008
Location
Date
July 21, 2008
Coordinates
48.8529770° N, 2.3499370° E
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Focal Length
93
Iso
100
Keywords
c13, cathedral, catholic, church, door, exterior, facade, france, front, genevieve, gothic, hat, john the baptist, left, mary, medieval, notre dame, paris, pope, portal, saint, stephen, sylvester, virgin, west
Creator
Holly Hayes
Source
EdStockPhoto

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