South Portal: Central Bay Detail
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South Portal: Central Bay Detail

Detail of the central bay of the south portal, Chartres Cathedral, 1224-50. The tympanum depicts Christ in Majesty with the Virgin Mary and St. John the Evangelist; the lintel shows the Weighing of Souls. On the trumeau is a full-length figure of Christ, who holds a book.