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Mary in the main portal, west facade, Cologne Cathedral

Showing the Madonna and the child is one of the most popular images of Mary in the Middle Ages. Here is Mary as Queen of Heaven. The statue was sculptured at 18...
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Showing the Madonna and the child is one of the most popular images of Mary in the Middle Ages. Here is Mary as Queen of Heaven. The statue was sculptured at 1880. Above the statue is a tympanum, which shows scenes of the Old and New Testament (rom the top down): the Fall of Man; Noah’s ark, Moses receiving the Tablets of the Law, and the Worship of the Golden Calf; the Annunciation, the Nativity, and the Presentation of the Christ Child in the Temple; Christ among the Doctors, the Baptism of Christ, and the Sermon on the Mount. The seated figures in the archivolts are characters from the Old Testament, angels, the sun, the earth, and the moon.
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