"Rose Windows" Notre Dame de Paris Tip by Sharrie
Notre Dame de Paris, Paris: 65 reviews and 75 photos
Favorite thing: Marvel at the beauty of the only rose windows allowed to retain their original colors. Louis XV declared stained glass outmoded & replaced most of the rose windows with clear glass in 1756.
The western rose window (c1230) shows the Virgin at its center. Surrounding her are kings, virtues & vices, month of the year & signs of the zodiac.
The northern rose window (c1250) also shows the Virgin at its center. Surrounding her are figures & scenes from the Old Testament.
The southern rose window (c1270) shows Christ surrounded by apostles & martyrs.
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