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West Portal: Astronomy

Personification of Astronomy as a woman gazing at the sky. She holds an object, possibly a globe. Part of a series of liberal arts and scribes on the archivolt of the right bay. 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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