Virgin Mary as a Byzantine icon with jewelled crown and halo, enthroned in majesty with the Christ child on her knee, who holds an open book and blesses us. Censers swing about her head and above is a dove representing the holy spirit, with an image of the church of Jerusalem in heaven (this upper section was added in the 13th century). Virgin and child in majesty from the Our Lady of the stained glass and the public life of Christ stained glass window, 1180, in the ambulatory of Chartres Cathedral, Eure-et-Loir, France. This window was so named in the 15th century. Chartres cathedral was built 1194-1250 and is a fine example of Gothic architecture. Most of its windows date from 1205-40 although a few earlier 12th century examples are also intact. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Virgin Mary as a Byzantine icon with jewelled crown and halo, enthroned in majesty with the Christ child on her knee, who holds an open book and blesses us. Censers swing about her head and above is a dove representing the holy spirit, with an image of the church of Jerusalem in heaven (this upper section was added in the 13th century). Virgin and child in majesty from the Our Lady of the stained glass and the public life of Christ stained glass window, 1180, in the ambulatory of Chartres...
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