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This is a closeup picture of the carvings in the tympanum above north side entrance to the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo. This is the oldest of the portals, built in the 14th century, and called as the Clock Portal. The iconography is hard to interpret, but there is an explanation in the Wikipedia:
“The tympanum is divided into four horizontal panels, in which there are scenes from the life of Christ: the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Adoration of the Magi, the Massacre of the Innocents, the Flight into Egypt, the Circumcision of Jesus, the Finding in the Temple, the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, the Baptism and the Marriage at Cana. In the upper part of the tympanum, the Death of the Virgin is depicted. The column-mullion is decorated with an image of the Virgin and Child. In the jambs are images of kings and saints, all of which are the work of the sculptor Juan Alemán who also worked on the Portal of the Lions.”
In the Workshop there are two pictures to show the area where this portal is.

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