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Chartres Cathedral: Architectural fragments on display

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posted on 2017-06-30, 00:00 authored by G. Massiot & cie
The inner choir screen is intact and is in situ.\u000a\u000aDedicated to Notre-Dame, Chartres Cathedral acquired strong associations with the cult of the Virgin. Most of the 12th- and 13th-century sculpture and stained glass survive, to make the cathedral one of the most 'complete' medieval buildings in existence. The present cathedral was built after a fire in 1194; of the earlier church only the 11th-century crypt and the 12th-century western block survive. The cathedral, built of limestone, is about 34 m high and 130 m long internally. It has a four-bay choir with double aisles and a double ambulatory with six radiating chapels, of which three are shallow and three, reflecting the surviving crypt chapels, are deeper. [A UNESCO World Heritage Site]

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1910-01-01

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2017-06-30

Spatial Coverage

Chartres|+48.447222+1.487778|Chartres, Centre, France

Temporal Coverage

before or circa 1910

Cultural Context

Gothic (Medieval)

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To view the physical lantern slide, please contact the Architecture Library.

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