View from below of the portal of the upper chapel of La Sainte-Chapelle (The Holy Chapel), 1248, Paris, France. The upper chapel portal is protected by a porch. Its tympanum represents the Last Judgement. The trumeau is decorated by a statue of the Christ blessing the crowds. La Sainte-Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his collection of Passion Relics, including the Crown of Thorns, and is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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View from below of the portal of the upper chapel of La Sainte-Chapelle (The Holy Chapel), 1248, Paris, France. The upper chapel portal is protected by a porch. Its tympanum represents the Last Judgement. The trumeau is decorated by a statue of the Christ blessing the crowds. La Sainte-Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his collection of Passion Relics, including the Crown of Thorns, and is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic...
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