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In the Amiens portal St Firmin stands on the trumeau and there are saints on the adjoining jamb; Georges Durand has sought to identify them from records of relics which belonged to the cathedral. It appears that a gift of relics influenced the programme of the Paris Coronation portal: King Philip Augustus presented Notre Dame In the of the left-hand lation of the relics of St Firmin. 62, 59 161 Those 39 168, 169 152 94-97 ///. with relics of Dionysius, Stephen and John the Baptist, and as we know, all the portal's jamb.

If the emphasis of twelfth-century Judgment portals was on warnings of damnation and the terrors of Hell, the message here is of hope and confidence: hope of deliverance through the Saviour, confidence in the intercessors and Apostles, who in their martyrdom overcame earthly death. The cycle of martyr-apostles recurs on Judgment portals later in the century, most notably at Amiens and Rheims, and at Bordeaux and Dax. In Paris the Judgment takes in yet another thematic cycle. The doorposts, as at Saint-Denis, show the Wise and Foolish Virgins.

The arrangement of the sequence varies. Here and there Peter and Paul are included as representatives of the New Testament, for example at Le Mans, Saint-Loup-de-Naud, Dijon and Paris. No key to the identity of the figures has yet been discovered, and the suggestion sometimes advanced that they represent the genealogy of Christ is sufficiently refuted by the presence of Moses. The figures on the : : 37 42; 82, 83 170, 171 92 79 166; 204, 205 93 88 89 283 285 ///. 4, 1-3 8-14 31; 16; 38, 39; 32 ///.

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