Semur-en-Brionnais (Saône-et-Loire)

On the right-hand-side of the doorway (whose lintel portrays the damned)
a male and a female exhibitionist on the same capital: the female (on the left) wreathed with snakes,
and the male bearded and clothed.
Both are Atlas (atlante) figures, supporting with one hand one of several mini-capitals which support the abacus above.
This photograph dates from the nineteen-thirties.


A detail of the above photographed in the nineteen-seventies, showing considerable deterioration.

The cobwebbed Luxuria with snake and toad - and wrinkled face ?

photo by Julianna Lees

The lintel to the left of the above: on the right is the death of a rich, possibly clerical, sinner, shown seated in luxury,
his soul leaving through his mouth and caught (or pulled out) by one of three attendant devils.