Jamb Figures In Cathedrals

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The architectures of Charters Cathedral and Saint Denis are very distinctive because of their portals. On the other hand, Charters and Saint Denis have similar jamb figures, but Charters went through drastic changes on their figures to indicate peculiar detail. The jamb figures of Saint Denis and Charters Cathedral both have jamb figures being involved in the entrances of their cathedrals. According to Penelope J.E Davies 's Janson 's History of Art, "Tall figures attached to columns flanked the doorways of both churches. Figures had apperead on the jambs or trumeaux of Romanesque portals, but they were relieds carved from the masonry of the doorway" (Davies et al. 395). The text exemplifies that cathedrals have amazing entrances to appeal
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