What is depicted in the Royal Portal at Chartes Cathedral?
What is depicted in the Royal Portal at Chartes Chathedral in France. Specifically, I am asking about the central typanum on the West Facade. I have heard it is Christ in Majesty and I have also heard it is the last judgement. Can someone please clarify.
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West Façade - Central Portal - Tympanum -
Christ in Majesty surrounded by the four evangelist symbols
Christ (crossed halo, barefoot) sits on a throne in a mandorla.
He holds a book in one hand and raises the other in a gesture
of blessing. Above his head, a dove descends. He is surrounded
by an angel, a winged lion, an winged ox, and an eagle.
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