Portal Of The Virgin

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Portal of the Virgin Notre Dame Cathedral Paris

 

This portal of the Virgin was sculpted between 1210 and 1220. The main scene show the Coronation of the Virgin, where Mary is being crowned Queen of heaven by an angel, whilst she sits on the same throne as Jesus. In the lintel below is Mary on her death bed surrounded by Jesus and the twelve aposles, two angels are about to lift her to heaven. In the lower lintel the old testament prophets are holding scrolls prophesying Christ.

 

Portal of the Virgin Notre Dame Cathedral Paris Portal of the Virgin Notre Dame Cathedral Paris