Images of Medieval Art and Architecture

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


Tympanum of central portal in narthex

Scene of Pentecost or Christ seated in Judgement or Mission to the Apostles,

with the Zodiac and Labors of the Seasons in surrounding archivolts

Detail of the figure of Christ


Figure of St. John the Baptist on trumeau

View of St. John the Baptist beneath Christ

Figures of apostles on left jamb

Figures of Sts. Peter and Paul on right jamb


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