Cedar Doors: Magi Before Herod?
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|Title:||Cedar Doors: Magi Before Herod?|
|Caption:||Detail of the Cedar Doors, which despite their name are carved of pine. These splendid doors from the mid-12th-century show strong Arab influence, which would have been derived both from contact with Muslim Spain and the Crusades. The left door is carved with reliefs of the Nativity of Christ; the right door depicts the Passion of Christ. The reliefs are surrounded by mock Kufic script and Latin inscriptions in a similar style.|
|Keywords:||narthex porch portico le puy en velay puy cathedral notre-dame church medieval pilgrimage cedar doors pine wood c12 carved relief kufic arab exotic west biblical nt latin inscription nativity magi herod presentation|
|Digital Size:||3195 x 2316 pixels|
|Print Sizes:||13.3 x 9.7 inches @ 240 dpi|
10.7 x 7.7 inches @ 300 dpi
|Created:||June 14, 2008|
|Uploaded:||November 10, 2009|