West Portal
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West Portal

Detail of Romanesque west portal, late 12th century. The tympanum depicts the Harrowing of Hell (a.k.a. Liberation of the Prophets) while the lintel shows biblical stories related to the birth of Christ: the Annunciation, Visitation, Adoration of the Magi, and Presentation in the Temple. Bitonto Cathedral, Puglia, Italy.