West Portal: Saint with Crossed Feet
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West Portal: Saint with Crossed Feet

Statue of a saint with crossed legs implying dynamic movement, like the famous prophet sculpures at Moissac Abbey. Door jamb of the west portal (c.1150), also known as the Royal Portal, whose celebrated sculptures show the transition from Romanesque to Gothic. Chartres Cathedral, France.