Images of Medieval Art and Architecture

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

Historiated Capital
Samson (or David?) and the Lion


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Subject Matter

Capital: Samson (or David?) and the Lion

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(Salet: Number 24, south 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