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Trois Tympans - Christ en gloire, Saint Martin et Saint Jean Baptiste

Three tympans - Christ in Majesty, Saint Martin and Saint John the Baptist

Joseph-Hugues Fabisch & Medieval artist
1860 and medieval

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Lyon - Trois Tympans - Christ en gloire, Saint Martin et Saint Jean Baptiste

Le Christ en majesté / Christ in Majesty by Joseph-Hugues Fabisch, 1860
Stone tympan showing a relief of Christ in Majesty: Christ is seated on a throne as ruler of the world, placed in a mandorla, surrounded by the symbols of the Four Evangelists: the Apostle John appears as an eagle, Luke as a bull, Mark as a lion and Matthew as an angel.

Lyon - Trois Tympans - Christ en gloire, Saint Martin et Saint Jean Baptiste

Épisode de la vie de saint Martin / Episode from the life of Saint Martin by Joseph-Hugues Fabisch, 1860
The tympan of the garden gate illustrates a scene from St. Martin's life described in the Golden Legend by Jacobus da Voragine: " And also to him obeyed things vegetative as trees, for he destroyed in a place right old trees. And there was a tree of a pine, which was dedicated to the devil, he would have razed down that tree, and the villains and paynims withsaid him so that one of them said to him: If thou hast affiance in thy God, we shall hew down this tree, and thou shalt receive it. And if thy God be with thee as thou sayest, thou shalt escape. And he granted it, and then the tree was hewn and bounden for to fall upon him. And when it should fall he made the sign of the cross against it, and it fell on that other side and slew almost all the villains that were there, and then the others were converted to the faith when they had seen this miracle." (CatholicSaints.Info).

Lyon - Trois Tympans - Christ en gloire, Saint Martin et Saint Jean Baptiste

Le martyre de saint Jean Baptiste / The martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist
In the center, below: beheading the saint, on the left: his head is carried on a plate; on the right: the body of the saint is surrounded by mortuary cloths by his disciples. Above: feast room with Salome in the foreground. Far left: down a demon and above fig branches: branches of the tree of life, antidote of evil. Far right: an angel leading the soul of the saint to heaven.

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  • Country: France
  • Christ (Maiestas Domine)
  • Evangelists (Four)
  • Fabisch, Joseph-Hugues
  • John the Baptist, St.
  • Martin, St.
  • Medieval artist
  • Tympanum
  • Location (N 45°45'13" - E 4°49'37")

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