Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Madonna and Child - Chartres

Madonna and Child (c. 1150). James R. Johnson. Stained Glass window, Chartres Cathedral. Image courtesy of TIME (24 December 1951).

Enthroned Virgin and Child as part of an Adoration of the Magi scene. Unusually, Mary is dressed in red instead of blue. Detail of the Life of Christ Window, the center lancet beneath the west rose. Dating from about 1150, it depicts the early life of Christ from the Annunciation to the Triumphal Entry.

Same as above. Color probably more realistic. Image courtesy of Sacred Destinations.

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