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West Portal: Three Magi

The Three Magi holding their gifts. The Virgin and Child are on the left; their horses are being guarded by a boy on the right. On far right, the Magi visit Herod. Scenes 16-18 of the capital frieze on the west portal (c.1150), also known as the Royal Portal, whose celebrated sculptures show the transition from Romanesque to Gothic. Chartres Cathedral, France.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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