The North Transept Portal Sculpture - Left Half

Panel 21:06 - Angel making an announcement

 

Description:

Not an angel of the Annunciation but certainly one with an announcement to make. The scene directly below is the Expulsion so this angelic messenger may relate to that. Alternatively, since this is at top and left-most position, it may mark the start of the narrative reading on this side - an imprecation for the viewer to heed the story that follows. Or to put is another way, a sort of 'visual incipit'.