Melchizedek, King of Salem and priest, wearing a crown and swinging a censer, showing that he is a high priest. He holds a chalice containing bread, representing the bread he offered to Abraham after his victory over the enemy kings, lancet window from under the main North Rose stained glass window, 1233, on the Northern side of the transept of Chartres Cathedral, Eure-et-Loir, France. This window was offered by Blanche of Castile, then regent, mother of the future Saint Louis. 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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Melchizedek, King of Salem and priest, wearing a crown and swinging a censer, showing that he is a high priest. He holds a chalice containing bread, representing the bread he offered to Abraham after his victory over the enemy kings, lancet window from under the main North Rose stained glass window, 1233, on the Northern side of the transept of Chartres Cathedral, Eure-et-Loir, France. This window was offered by Blanche of Castile, then regent, mother of the future Saint Louis. Chartres...
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