Jamb statue

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Jamb statues at Chartres Cathedral

A jamb statue is a figure carved on the jambs of a doorway or window. These statues are often human figures-typically religious figures or secular or ecclesiastical leaders.[1] Jambs are usually a part of a portal, accompanied by lintel and trumeau.

Two commonly known examples of jamb statues are the ones in Chartres Cathedral and those in Reims Cathedral; both locations are in France.


  1. ^ "Glossary of Medieval Art and Architecture". May 1997. Retrieved December 9, 2020.