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Place des Terreaux 20 (1e)
(Jardin du Palais Saint-Pierre)

Copies des statues antiques

Castings from antique sculptures

Various sculptors
1844 (copies)

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Eight molds of antique statues in artifical stone are placed in niches in the walls of the cloister. Between 1841 and 1844, sixteen statues were purchased to adorn these niches, but only eight remain.

Terreaux (North) sideHerriot (East) side
Lyon - Copies des statues antiques

Vénus Génitrix / Venus Genetrix
after a Roman replica of a prototype of Aphridite, attributed to Callimachus, late fifth century BC. (Wikipedia).

Lyon - Copies des statues antiques

Antinoüs du Capitole / Capitoline Antinous
after a Roman Imperial era copy of, now considered, an early 4th century BC Greek statue of Hermes (Wikipedia).

Lyon - Copies des statues antiques

Vénus de Médicis / Venus de' Medici
after a 1st-century BCE marble copy, perhaps made in Athens, of a bronze original Greek sculpture (Wikipedia).

Lyon - Copies des statues antiques

Ephèbe ou l'Athlète / Ephebe or the Athlete
after the statue Stéphanos, 1st century BV (Wikipedia).

South sideChevanard (West) side
Lyon - Copies des statues antiques

Statue d'un jeune homme nu / Statue of a nude young man

Lyon - Copies des statues antiques

Diane de Gabies / Diana of Gabii
after a statue of a woman in drapery which probably represents the goddess Artemis and is traditionally attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles (Wikipedia).

Lyon - Copies des statues antiques

Aphrodite du Capitole / Capitoline Venus
after a 2nd century marble Roman replica of a Greek original from the 3rd or 2nd century BC. (Wikipedia).

Lyon - Copies des statues antiques

le Discophore / The Discophorus
after a bronze sculpture by the classical Greek sculptor Polyclitus or its many Roman marble copies (Wikipedia).

Jardin du Palais Saint-Pierre

The garden of the Palais Saint-Pierre is a municipal garden located within the the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon. It is a rectangular garden delimited by the arcades of the old cloister of the Benedictine abbey. It is located right in the city center on the peninsula. Like the Museum, the garden is open every day, except Tuesdays and holidays.

In the garden a number of sculptures of the museum is placed:

Bronze sculptures

Marble sculptures

At the walls:


Sources & Information


  • Antinous
  • Callimachus
  • Diana / Artemis
  • Ephebe
  • Man (nude)
  • Polykleitos
  • Praxiteles
  • Stephanos
  • Venus
  • Locatie (N 45°46'1" - E 4°50'0") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: frra118; Photograph: 12 August 2018
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