Bosom of Abraham

Bosom of Abraham

The depiction of the elect residing in the bosom of Abraham is an essential theme in Romanesque sculpture and occurs as part of the large scale sculptural ensembles at Moissac,  Conques and Arles. The parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man in Luke’s Gospel Chapter 16 is...
Vézelay: The Capital of the Four Wind Spirits

Vézelay: The Capital of the Four Wind Spirits

The Capital of the Four Wind Spirits at Vézelay is a remarkable piece of Benedictine Cluniac art. Located on the west face of an engaged column half way down the southern nave of the abbey church, it combines Classical and Biblical references in a sophisticated,...