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Jamb statues are round and gives them human like quality that indicates a naturalistic trend in Gothic Sculpture. The jamb statues form a continuous sequence linking all three portals. Together they represent the prophets, kings, and queens of the Bible. Their purpose is to acclaim the rulers of France as the spiritual descendants of Old Testament royalty and to stree the harmony of spiritual and secular rule, of priests (or bishops) and kings-ideals previously put forward by Abbot Suger. Above the main doorway symbols of the four evangelists flank Christ in Majesty. The apostles are below, while the 24 elders occupy the two outer archivolts. Componenets are similar to those of the Moissac Tympanum, the effect at Chartres is calm and comforting whereas at Moissac the effect was dramatic and unsettling. The right hand tympanum at Chartres shows Christ’s Incarnation:the birth, the presentation in the temple, and the infant Christ child on the lap of the virgin, who symbolizes the church. The design achieves compositional and thematic unity by elevating Christ in the center of each register.
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