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Detail of the Last Judgment Tympanum (1107-25) over the west door. Heaven, or the Heavenly Jerusalem (Rev. 21:1-4). In the center is Abraham, who embraces two chosen souls carrying sceptres decorated with flowers. Above his head is a lantern. On the right are two prophets carrying scrolls, followed by two prophetesses. These four figures, all with halos, represent the Old Testament. On the left are two saints, at least one of which is a martyr (with palm branch), who carry a single chalice. Further left are two pairs of women. The first pair hold ointments, the second an open book and a lit lamp (Mt. 25:1-13). Above the "rooftop" are Saint Foy in prayer and the resurrection of the dead. Credit: Holly Hayes. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
4955
Title
The Heavenly Jerusalem
Date
July 7, 2008
Location
Places
Date
July 7, 2008
Coordinates
44.5992420° N, 2.3981310° E
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Focal Length
75
Iso
200
Original Filename
xti_0945pl.jpg
Creator
Holly Hayes
Source
EdStockPhoto

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