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Queen of Sheba Central portal, West (Royal) Portal, Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1410/5168132806_35d0f3a131_b.jpg

Queen of Sheba Central portal, West (Royal) Portal, Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France.

Relief Sculpture on Royal Portal, Chartres Cathedral. "Kings were included among saints on cathedrals, and the term royal portal was used to describe those doorways with sculptures of royal personages" (History of Interior Design Jeanie Ireland).

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8.4.2009: archivolt, left door, West (Royal) Portal, Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France.

Leo 8.4.2009: archivolt, left door, West (Royal) Portal, Chartres Cathedral, Chartres, France.

Le portail Royal de la cathédrale de Chartres. Édifié vers 1145-1150.

Le portail Royal de la cathédrale de Chartres. Édifié vers 1145-1150.

Chartres Cathedral Completed 1225 French Sculpture

Unknown Artist: Relief Sculptures, Reims Cathedral (c. Reims, Francethe Coronation of the Virgin

Statues colonnes de la Cathédrale de Senlis - Oise.  Sur ce cliché seraient représentés les prophètes Jérémie et Isaïe, le roi David

Statues colonnes de la Cathédrale de Senlis - Oise. Sur ce cliché seraient représentés les prophètes Jérémie et Isaïe, le roi David

Portion of a Pilaster with an Acrobat Date: ca. 1150–70 Geography: Made in Lyonnais, France Culture: French Medium: Limestone Accession Number: 47.101.25

Portion of a Pilaster with an Acrobat doing a contortion act Date: ca. Geography: Made in Lyonnais, France Culture: French Medium: Limestone Accession Number:

Martin Hürlimann, Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, France, 1937.

Crashingly Beautiful - Martin Hürlimann, Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, France, 1937

Chartres Cathedral: West Portal: Central Bay Statues

Chartres Cathedral - Chartres, France Three statues on the left side of the central bay. Detail of the west portal or Royal Portal, completed by Its celebrated sculptures show the transition from Romanesque to Gothic.

bliaut - could be worn over tunics. They were laced in the back to keep it tight to the body. It was longer for women. 11th and 12th century fitted gowns.

- Angers Cathedral - ref for hair and headdress, tight dress, girdle, etc. Angers_Cathedral_sculpture_at_west_door_TTaylor_bliaut.

The clothes of the Byzantine became a luxurious, rigid dress, which covered the body and veiled it’s forms.  The ruling layer of the society liked silk materials and brocade, which were richly embroidered with precious metals and pearls.

clothes of the Byzantine Thebecame a luxurious, rigid dress, which covered the body and veiled it’s forms. The ruling layer of the society liked silk materials and brocade, which were richly embroidered with precious metals and pearls.

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