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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Churches
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Keywords:Berry, Bourges, Centre, Cher, Europe, France, Marc Haegeman, Nikon, Saint-Etienne de Bourges, arches, architecture, cathedrals, churches, flying buttresses, gothic art, gothic cathedrals, medieval, middle ages, vaults
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Dimensions997 x 1500
Original file size324 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken16-Jul-13 16:53
Date modified8-Feb-17 08:19
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D700
Focal length24 mm
Exposure1/160 at f/6.7
ISO speedISO 200
Bourges gothic cathedral by Marc Haegeman

South portal, ca. 1160

Christ in Majesty, surrounded by the symbols of the four Evangelists (tympanum) and the twelve Apostles (lintel), the 24 elders of the Apocalypse (archivolts). Ancient Testament figures on the jambs.
The figure of Christ on the trumeay dates from 1240-1250.
While prepared for another location in the 12th century, these sculptures were only given their present location in the 13th century.