Fresco in the former Abbey of Saint-André-de-Lavaudieu, France


Fresco in the former Abbey of Saint-André-de-Lavaudieu, France, 14th century, depicting the plague personified as a woman, she "carries arrows that strike those around her, often in the neck and armpits—in other words, places where the buboes commonly appeared" (Franco Mormando, Piety and Plague: from Byzantium to the Baroque, Truman State University Press, 2007).

Fresco in the former Abbey of Saint-André-de-Lavaudieu, France, 14th century, depicting the plague personified as a woman, she “carries arrows that strike those around her, often in the neck and armpits—in other words, places where the buboes commonly appeared” (Franco Mormando, Piety and Plague: from Byzantium to the Baroque, Truman State University Press, 2007).

Cite this page as: Gwen Shaw, "Fresco in the former Abbey of Saint-André-de-Lavaudieu, France," in Smarthistory, December 30, 2015, accessed May 22, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/the-black-death/screen-shot-2015-12-29-at-11-12-06-pm/.