The Dormition and Coronation of the Virgin



19th century restoration of 13th century original
From a tympanum in Notre Dame de Paris

The above photos are of the upper and middle registers of the tympanum. In the middle register, Christ (in the center, with the cross on his halo) has come with his angels (at either end of the bier) to take his mother to Heaven. In the upper register, she sits beside him on a double throne as an angel crowns her and Christ blesses her with his right hand (in his left is what appears to be a candle or wand).

More of the Dormition
More of the Coronation of the Virgin

Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.