Coronation of the Virgin
Tympanum of the north portal of the west façade
Notre Dame de Paris
In the model
adopted at Chartres and Senlis the register below the Coronation is
divided into one scene of the Dormition
and another of the Assumption.
Here the artist has conflated the two scenes: the apostles gather
around the sarcophagus as in a Dormition, and angels lift the Virgin by
her sheet as in the Chartres and Senlis Assumptions.
conflation leaves room for a third register depicting the Ark of the
Covenant, which John Damascene interprets as a type of Mary in
quoted in the Golden Legend.
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