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Le Mans Cathedral - Select window from the flooplan below, or the list below right
The middle storey ('triforium') windows are shown in blue, the upper storey ('clerestory') windows in red.

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207 - Apostles with donors (the "de Cormes" family window)
203 - Prophets and Saints Peter & Paul
201 - Saints Vincent, Stephen, Gervais & Protais
200 - Christ / Virgin / Donor (Geoffrey de Loudon)
202 - Various unidentified saints
204 - Saints Turibius & Pavatius with donors
206 - Three Bishop-Saints of Mans with donors ("LE VERRIERE ECCLES")
210 - Bishop-Saints of Mans with donors (the "Tric-trac" window)

[Bays 211, 209, 205, 208, 212 not photographed. Whole of bay 208 is replacement (by Coffetier and Lusson, 1882) following damage sustained in the 1810 hurricane.]

111 - St Peter / St Denis / St Julien / St Stephen / St John / St Catherine / Donor (Guillaume Rolland)

109 - St Vincent / St Martin / Lazarus / Magdalen / St Agatha /
St Lucy / St Agnes / ss Gervais & Protais

107 - Life of St Julien / Donors (the 'vignerons')

105 - Life and miracles of the Virgin / the foundation of Evron /
Donor (the Abbot of Evron)

103 - St Paul/scenes from the life of Christ

101 - St Peter/St Innocent/St Gervais/ Donors (Hamelin d'Anthenaise and Pierre Savary de Montbazon)

100 - The Virgin / ss Gervais & Protais / Donor (Rotrou de Montfort)

102 - Life of St Eustace

104 - Death, funeral & Assumption of the Virgin / Christ after the resurrection / St Calais

106 - Moses / John the Baptist / Creation and the Fall / St Nicholas / the Parable of Dives and Lazarus

108 - St Julien / St Peter / Innocent IV / Constantine / the Incarnation / Donors (Robert le Pelé and Philip the Roman)

110 - Life and posthumous miracles of the Virgin / Tree of Jesse

112 - Miracles of the Virgin / St Bernard and the Duke of Aquitaine

Overview:

Unlike at Chartres and Bourges, where most of the windows contain the stories of only one saint, at Le Mans the majority are shared between multiple stories. Moreover some of the same stories and same episodes are repeated (for example the legend of Theophilus appears in bays 105 and 110, as does the story of the Jewish Boy of Bourges).

 

 

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