Sainte Madeleine (Vézelay, France) : Cloister, close-up of a bay, detail of a foliated capital with lambs' heads

Creator:
unknown (French)
Published/Created:
Vézelay, Burgundy, France
ca. 1089-1206
Date Depicted:
7/1/1999
500 AD - 1499 AD
Materials:
stone
Notes:
Former Cluniac abbey and pilgrimage church in Burgundy, France. Founded in the mid-9th century by Girart de Roussillon. Vézelay's prosperity in the 11th and 12th centuries was based on its possession of the putative relics of St Mary Magdalene; the abbey declined from the late 13th century. A serious fire in 1120 appears to have necessitated the rebuilding of the nave, although the transept and choir, which may have suffered little damage, were retained. The polychrome masonry of the transverse arches, employing various limestones from local quarries, is visually striking and may derive from Spanish sources (e.g. the Mezquita, Córdoba).
Variant Titles:
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Topics:
Architecture -- France -- 11th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- France -- 12th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Romanesque
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
1A2-F-VZ-VZC-F7
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
churches (AAT)
religious communities (built complexes): monasteries: abbeys (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; saints; Benedictines; Crusades; Pilgrims and pilgrimages construction buildings; religious buildings; churches; abbey churches; complexes; religious communities; monasteries; abbeys capital: unique
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Base Collection
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
7/1/1999
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10094531
PID:
digcoll:1869207