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Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Churches
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Keywords:Le, Mans, Saint-Julien cathedral, cathedrals, gothic, gothic sculpture, tetramorph
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Dimensions1000 x 671
Original file size256 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceUncalibrated

South portal, before 1158.
The tympanum and lintel, depicting Christ in Majesty, surrounded by symbols of the four Evangelists (the tetramorph) and the 12 Apostles, is iconographically as well as stylistically closely related to the west portal of Chartres which served as a model.
As can be seen from this image taken in August 2009, this portal is in due need of cleaning and restoration.