Abbey Church of Ste Madeleine (Vezelay, France): detail of a capital

Published/Created:
Vezelay, Burgundy, France
begun after ca. 1120
Physical Description:
limestone
Notes:
Former Cluniac abbey and pilgrimage church; restored in the 19th century under Viollet-le-Duc. More than 100 capitals in the nave, most carved from white or pinkish limestone from the quarry of Champ-Rotard, Coutarnoux. François Michel Pascal (1810–82) replaced or restored many capitals (originals mostly Vézelay, Dépôt Lapidaire Abbaye)
Variant Titles:
Abbey Church of St. Mary Magdalene
Eglise de la Madeleine; Ste Madeleine
Topics:
Architecture -- France -- 12th century -- (YVRC)
Sculpture -- France -- 12th century -- (YVRC)
Culture:
French
Accession Number:
3558-267
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Note:
James Austin, Photographer; VRC purchase
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
Portfolio Item ID: 305399
OID:
573789
PID:
digcoll:2080067