Christ from the Central Tympanum in the narthex of Vezelay Abbey church, Vezelay, Yonne, Burgundy, France. Vezelay Abbey was a Benedictine and Cluniac monastery founded in the 9th century by St Badilo, who was said to have brought back relics of Mary Magdalene from the Holy Land. The Abbey Church or Basilica of St Mary Magdalene is a 12th century Burgundian Romanesque church.  The great central tympanum depicts the Mission of the Apostles, or the preaching the Good News that Christ commanded at Pentecost. Christ is seated within a mandorla (almond-shaped halo). Rays of light shoot out from Christ's hands to the apostles. It dates from c. 1115. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Christ from the Central Tympanum in the narthex of Vezelay Abbey church, Vezelay, Yonne, Burgundy, France. Vezelay Abbey was a Benedictine and Cluniac monastery founded in the 9th century by St Badilo, who was said to have brought back relics of Mary Magdalene from the Holy Land. The Abbey Church or Basilica of St Mary Magdalene is a 12th century Burgundian Romanesque church. The great central tympanum depicts the Mission of the Apostles, or the preaching the Good News that Christ commanded...
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