"You Who Once Were Far Off": Enlivening Scripture in the Main Portal at Vézelay

Low, Peter
September 2003
Art Bulletin;Sep2003, Vol. 85 Issue 3, p469
Academic Journal
Focuses on the biblical scripture on the narthex portal of Ste-Madeleine de Vézelay, a twelfth-century monastery in France. Key feature of the sculptural program at Vézelay; Depiction of Pentecost of the main portal at Vézelay; Tasks or functions of the portal's sculptural scheme; Representation of the Mass at the monastery; Reasons behind the sculptural composition of the monastery at the beginning of the twelfth century.


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