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Chartres Cathedral: Noah Window: 13: Noah Builds the Ark

Noah Window: 13: Noah Builds the Ark

Noah at work building the ark (Genesis 6:22), using an ax on a beam. Behind him, one of his sons brings a piece of wood, carrying it on his back. At the bottom of the scene is a stylized flower- or mountain-like shape, which may foreshadow the ark resting at Mount Ararat at the end of the story. Panel 13 of the Noah Window, located at the west end of the north aisle, c. 1205-15.