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Category:Architecture and Structures
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Keywords:Chartres, Christian symbolism, Royal Portals of Chartres, gothic, middle ages, romanesque, sculpture, tetramorph
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Chartres cathedral gothic style Marc Haegeman

West facade - Central Royal Portal, ca. 1145-1155.
Christ in Majesty, surrounded by the symbols of the four Evangelists (tympanum) and the twelve Apostles (lintel), angels and the 24 elders of the Apocalypse (archivolts).
This iconographical scheme was a model for among other Le Mans.