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"Then the South Portal-West Facade" Top 5 Page for this destination Auxerre Things to Do Tip by hquittner

Auxerre Things to Do: 67 reviews and 200 photos

  Tympanum & Lintel (South Portal)
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  • Tympanum & Lintel (South Portal) - Auxerre
      Tympanum & Lintel (South Portal)
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  • South Portal - Auxerre
      South Portal
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  • Baptism - Auxerre
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  • David & Bathsheba (detail; left) - Auxerre
      David & Bathsheba (detail; left)
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  • Judgment of Solomon - Auxerre
      Judgment of Solomon
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The tympanum and lintel are intact here. The story is of the early active years of John and Jesus and its three levels includes the baptism and other events. On the flank bases are the story of David and Bathsheba somewhat damaged but showing skill at limning the human figures. In the border above are statuettes of the Seven Liberal Arts and Philosophy. On the right higher up is a large group depicting the Judgement of Solomon. The variety of subjects is somewhat like the South Porch at Chartres and is a worthy sequel

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  • Written Dec 31, 2008
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