Images of Medieval Art and Architecture

France: Vézelay
Benedictine Abbey Church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

Historiated Capitals
Mystic Mill/Death of Lazarus


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Subject Matter

Left Capital: The Mystic Mill

Right Capital: The Death of Lazarus and Rich Man (Lk 16: 22-23)

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(Salet: Numbers 20 and 21, west and south-west side of arcade pillar-south aisle of nave)

Comparative Material

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See also: Francis Salet, La Madeleine de Vézelay, (Melun, Librarie d'Argences, 1948), p 184.

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Created by G. David Donahue, July 1997
Updated by Jane Vadnal, December, 1997