Chartres Cathedral, West Front, Capitals--page 4

begun 1145; burned in 1194 except for the west front; rebuilt 1205-1220



Instead of separate capitals for each column, the capitals form a continuous narrative frieze depicting events in the Life of Jesus.

The Entry into Jerusalem

 

The Kiss of Judas; The Entombment; Details below the frieze

 

The Massacre of the Innocents

 



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

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

From the North Transept, see also central portal tympanum and jambs and the tympana of the side portals.


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