The Pentecost and Mission of the Apostles, part of the central portal at the narthex of La Madeleine, is a piece of iconographic importance from the Middle Ages. Unfortunately, this elaborate tympanum over the central portal of the church has an unknown sculptor. Part of the reason why these churches were built so extravagantly was so that the pilgrims would have a place to go and pray for atonement, to Saint Mary Madeleine. The Basilica Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Vèzelay was the largest Romanesque church in France and... [continues]
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