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2012 photos - North and South Rose Windows
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
Notre Dame Cathedral - Official Website

South Rose stained glass window

North Rose stained glass window
South Rose stained glass window

The South Rose Window was a gift from the king Saint Louis.  ...  constructed in 1260 as a counterpoint to the North Rose Window, which was built in 1250. ... dedicated to the New Testament.

...  the window was severely altered in a fire in the archbishopric during the 1830 revolution, it had to be rebuilt again. This work was begun in 1861 by Viollet-le-Duc.... However, the succession of work on the rosette completely disrupted panel arrangement. The designer’s original plans have gone undiscovered to this day. - Source: Notre Dame official website

The South Rose Window symbolises Christ triumphant, reigning over Heaven, surrounded by all his witnesses on earth.

It has eighty-four panes divided into four circles. The first one has twelve medallions and the second has twenty-four. A third circle is made up of quadrilobes, and the fourth circle has twenty-four trilobes medallions. This window features the symbolic number four, along with its multiples, twelve and twenty-four. - Source: Notre Dame official website

Christ is surrounded by saints and angels.

St. Paul

Under the rosette, the heavenly court is represented by the sixteen prophets portrayed under the large windows of the bay, which were painted in the 19th century by Alfred Gérente, under Viollet-le-Duc’s supervision. The architect drew inspiration from Chartres Cathedral, placing the four great prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel) carrying the four evangelists (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) on their shoulders, at the centre. - Source: Notre Dame official website

Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel carrying the evangelists Mark, Luke and John on their shoulders

North Rose stained glass window

Left panel: King David

Photos and their arrangement © 2012 Chuck LaChiusa
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