Images of Medieval Art and Architecture

France: Vézelay
Abbey Church of Sainte Maire-Madeleine

Historiated Capitals
Daniel in the Lions' Den


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Subject Matter

Left Capital: Supporting Figures

Right Capital: Daniel among the Lions

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(Salet: #27 North side of south nave aisle)

Comparative Material

Click here to see other Vézelay capitals.

Click here to see capital with same subject matter at Moissac.

See also: Francis Salet, La Madeleine de Vézelay, (Melun, Librarie d'Argences, 1948), p 185.

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