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Chartres Cathedral: Jesse Window (c.1150)

Jesse Window (c.1150)

Detail of the Jesse Window, dating from about 1150. It depicts the Tree of Jesse, a popular medieval motif showing a family tree of the royal ancestory of Christ. This window, the right lancet beneath the west rose, is one of only a few survivors of the fire of 1194 that destroyed most of the previous cathedral.

Credit: Holly Hayes