Chartres Cathedral, North Transept Side Tympana

1205-1240



The left portal: the Doorway of the childhood of Christ

The tympanum depicts at the top the adoration of the Magi and the sleep of the Magi; the nativity and annunciation to the shepherds are on the lintels.
 

The right portal: Doorway of the Old Testament

The tympanum depicts the suffering of Job with God in the apex (sorry about the real nesting dove); the judgment of Solomon is in the lintel. See this motif at South Transept, Strasbourg Cathedral.



Return to North Transept, Central Portal.

From the South Transept, see also South Transept and Central Portal and jamb statues and side tympanum.

From the west facade, see also the central portal, the north portal, the south portal, the frieze of capitals, and the jambs.


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