Amiens, Notre-Dame Cathedral - Marc Haegeman Photography

Central portal of the west façade

The middle portal (1220-1235) displays a dazzling ensemble of sculpture, thematically centred on the Last Judgement.
The tympanum depicting the actual judgement is elaborated in the voussures with angels, souls of the redeemed carried by angels, the damned, martyrs, confessors, holy women, the Elders of the Apocalypse, the Tree of Jesse and Old Testament Patriarchs. Christ and his Apostles appear on the trumeau and jambs, bordered by Wise and Foolish Virgins, while vices and virtues are shown on the quatrefoils.

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