Images of Medieval Art and Architecture

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

Historiated Capitals

Click on one of the images below to find out more about that capital.


20. Mystic Mill/ Death of Lazarus


24. David (Samson?) and the Lion


27. Giants/ Daniel and the Lions


45. The Punishment of Avarice and Calumny

Numbering System for capitals taken from Francis Salet, La Madeleine de Vézelay, (Melun, Librarie d'Argences, 1948).

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