Les Andelys, Château Gaillard


    Begun ca. 1196

    Sculptural Program

    The north transept portal at Saint Denis, also known as the Porte des Valois, is an achievement of another great era of Gothic sculpture. It also depicts the martyrdom of Saint Dionysius and his two companions, with their imprisonment and last communion in the lintel, and their martyrdom by beheading in the tympanum. The three bands of voussoirs show standing kings. The trumeau is a Virgin and Child, and the jamb figures are, to the left, Old Testament kings, and to the right Old Testament prophets.

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