The Coronation of the Virgin
Tympanum of the west portal, Senlis Cathedral
This is said
the oldest sculptural representation of this subject. Mary and the Son
wear crowns and sit on matching thrones, flanked by angels.
is divided vertically into a Dormition and an Assumption. Unlike later
Assumptions, the Senlis sculpture has Mary lifted up by angels rather
than by Christ himself.
Chartres has a
tympanum nearly identical in composition but more finely executed.
More of Coronation of the Virgin
Source: Mary Ann Sullivan, Bluffton University