Plaster Cast of the "Knight's Communion" from Reims Cathedral, Palais de Chaillot (Paris, France) : Detail, draped socle and the band of foliage that unites the three west portals

Creator:
Unknown
Published/Created:
Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, Musée national des Monuments Français, galerie Davioud; 1, Place du Trocadéro, Palais de Chaillot, Paris, Île-de-France, France
cast ca. 1880-1950
Date Depicted:
6/14/2008
Materials:
plaster
Notes:
The three west portals are united by the draped socle and the band of foliage that weaves around the capitals, also seen on this panel, from the interior west wall (the "reverse portal") to the right of the central portal of the west facade (ca. 1245-1255). This is part of the "gallery of kings"; a theme of the iconography is the affirmation of the divine dimension of the monarchy through the Church of Reims, site of the baptism of Clovis and the crowning of French kings. While this panel is sometimes called the "Knight's Communion", it may also represent Melchizedek offering the Host to Abraham.
Variant Titles:
Sculpture, "Knight's Communion" from Reims Cathedral [plaster cast]
Topics:
Architecture -- France -- 13th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- France -- 19th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Gothic (Medieval)
Nineteenth century
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
1A2-F-R-RCM-BB06
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
replicas (AAT)
sculpture (AAT)
sculpture: reliefs (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
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Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
copies (derivative objects); reproductions; replicas; visual works; sculpture (visual work); visual works; sculpture (visual work); reliefs (sculptures)
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Addition Module Eight
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
6/14/2008 12:00:00 AM
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2013; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4654
OID:
10901154
PID:
digcoll:1803727