Simon Cotton finds resurrection glory in France


Among the carving on the capitals of the pillars supporting the chevet at Issoire (Puy-de-Dôme) are some depicting the events of the first Easter Sunday. They date from the second half of the 12th c., though they underwent substantial restoration in the 19th c., following damage in the 16th c. struggles in the wake of the Reformation. 

The empty tomb, Mark 24; the sleeping Roman soldiers, Mark 28.4; the women with spices and the Angel of the Resurrection Mark 16, Luke 24; Christ appearing to St Mary Magdalene, John 20.14.