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Notre Dame Cathedral: Last Judgment Portal (c.1230): Virtues and Vices

Last Judgment Portal (c.1230): Virtues and Vices

Detail of central west portal (c.1230). Stretching along the bottom of both sides of the portal are 14 vertical pairs of Virtues and Vices. The virtues are depicted symbolically in a medallion held by a female figure and the vices are represented by an animal or action scene. Unfortunately we neglected to take any photos of these panels, so this is cropped from a larger image of the portal and therefore quite blurry.

Credit: Holly Hayes