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West Portal Archivolt: Capricorn

Capricorn the Sea Goat, the zodiac sign for December, on the bottom right of the inner archivolt. Part of a set of Zodaics and Labors of the Months on the left bay of 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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