Construction of the West Rose

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The oldest rose window is the one on the western façade, the best-known view of the Cathedral. It is 9.60 meters in diameter and features, on the outer circles, the twelve signs of the zodiac, the labors of the months and the virtues and vices. In the middle, the virgin and the child, surrounded by the twelve prophets. 

Zoom out from the west rose window of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
On the link below you can see a detailed explanation of each figure on the western rose window:

West Rose

Interior view of the western rose window. The full view has been blocked by the pipes of the great o...

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Published in 9/05/2019

Updated in 19/02/2021

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Invalid DateConsecration of the master altarConsecration of the master altar
Invalid DateRestoration of the great organRestoration of the great organ
Invalid DateConstruction of the South RoseConstruction of the South Rose
Invalid DateConstruction of the North RoseConstruction of the North Rose
Invalid DateConstruction of the West RoseConstruction of the West Rose
Invalid DateConstruction of the first spireConstruction of the first spire
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Invalid DateThe spire collapsed under the fire