Low angle view of the statue of Virgin and Child decorating the trumeau of the portal to the lower chapel of La Sainte-Chapelle (The Holy Chapel), 1248, Paris, France. The tympanum depicting the coronation of the Virgin is visible above. La Sainte-Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his collection of Passion Relics, including the Crown of Thorns. It 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 statue of Virgin and Child decorating the trumeau of the portal to the lower chapel of La Sainte-Chapelle (The Holy Chapel), 1248, Paris, France. The tympanum depicting the coronation of the Virgin is visible above. La Sainte-Chapelle was commissioned by King Louis IX of France to house his collection of Passion Relics, including the Crown of Thorns. It is considered among the highest achievements of the Rayonnant period of Gothic architecture. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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