Low angle view of the trumeau, lintel and tympanum of the upper chapel of La Sainte-Chapelle (The Holy Chapel), c1248, Paris, France. The upper chapel portal is protected by a porch. Its tympanum represents the Last Judgement. Christ in majesty is surrounded by angels holding torture instruments. On the lintel, angels call dead souls to rise from their graves. In the middle, Archangel Michael proceeds to the weighing of the souls while a devil is trying to cheat. La Sainte-Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his collection of Passion Relics, including the Crown of Thorns. The Sainte-Chapelle is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Low angle view of the trumeau, lintel and tympanum of the upper chapel of La Sainte-Chapelle (The Holy Chapel), c1248, Paris, France. The upper chapel portal is protected by a porch. Its tympanum represents the Last Judgement. Christ in majesty is surrounded by angels holding torture instruments. On the lintel, angels call dead souls to rise from their graves. In the middle, Archangel Michael proceeds to the weighing of the souls while a devil is trying to cheat. La Sainte-Chapelle was...
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