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English: Northern rose window of Chartres cathedral. The rose depicts the Glorification of the Virgin Mary, surrounded by angels, twelve kings of Juda (David, Solomon, Abijam, Jehoshaphat, Uzziah, Ahaz, Manasseh, Hezechiah, Jehoiakim, Jehoram, Asa et Rehoboam) and the twelve lesser prophets (Hosea, Amos, Jonah, Nahum, Zephaniah, Zechariah, Malachi, Haggai, Habakkuk, Micah, Obadiah and Joel). Below, the arms of France and Castile (the window was offered by Blanche of Castile). The five lancets represent Saint anne, mother of the Virgin, surrounded by the kings Melchizedek, David, Solomon and by Aaron, treading the sinner and idolatrous kings: Nebuchadnezzar, Saul, Jeroboam and Pharaoh.
Français : Rosace nord de la Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres. La rosace dépeint la Glorification de la Vierge, entourée des anges, de douze rois de Juda (David, Salomon, Abijam (Abia), Josaphat (Iosapht), Azarias (Ozias), Achaz (Acaz), Manassé (Mahases), Ézéchias, Joachim (Ioatam), Joram (Ioram), Asa et Roboam) et des douze petits prophètes (Osée (Oseas), Amos, Jonas, Nahum (Naum), Sophonie (Sephonias), Zacharie, Malachie (Malacias), Aggée (Ageus), Habacuc (Abbacuc), Michée (Micheas), Abdias et Joël (Iohel)). En-dessous, les armes de France et de Castille (la rosace a été offerte par Blanche de Castille). Les cinq lancettes représentent Sainte Anne, mère de la Vierge, entourée des rois Melchisedech, David, Salomon et d'Aaron, foulant les rois pécheurs et idolâtres : Nabuchodonosor, Saül, Jéroboam et Pharaon.
Date 7 February 2009
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