Sacrifice of Isaac

Sacrifice of Isaac

The story of the Sacrifice of Isaac appears frequently in Romanesque art. Examples can be seen on interior capitals at Autun, Conques and St Sernin de Toulouse and at the cloister of Moissac. It is also featured on the trumeau at Souillac. This theme held a particular...
Balaam and the Ass

Balaam and the Ass

Beneath the massive tympanum sculpture of the Last Judgment at the cathedral of Saint Lazare at Autun in Burgundy is a capital representing the Old Testament account of the prophet Balaam. The episode of Balaam and the Ass is told in the book of Numbers in chapters...