L-r; Isaiah, standing on his sleeping ancestor Jesse and with the flower of the genealogical tree of Christ at his breast; Jeremiah, the prophet of the New Covenant, holding the cross foretelling Christ's Passion; Simeon, holding the Christ child in his arms during the presentation in the temple; St John the Baptist, emaciated from his time in the wilderness, carrying a sacrificial lamb, and St Peter, dressed as a Pope and standing on a rock, from the right splay of the central bay of the North Portal, built 1198-1217, Chartres Cathedral, Eure-et-Loir, France. The North Portal was the last of the 3 portals to be built at Chartres and is monumental in scale. Its sculpted works follow the theme of Redemption. Chartres cathedral was built 1194-1250 and is a fine example of Gothic architecture. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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L-r; Isaiah, standing on his sleeping ancestor Jesse and with the flower of the genealogical tree of Christ at his breast; Jeremiah, the prophet of the New Covenant, holding the cross foretelling Christ's Passion; Simeon, holding the Christ child in his arms during the presentation in the temple; St John the Baptist, emaciated from his time in the wilderness, carrying a sacrificial lamb, and St Peter, dressed as a Pope and standing on a rock, from the right splay of the central bay of the...
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