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(Église Saint-Pierre de Vaise)

Christ en gloire et les douze apôtres

Maiestas Domine and the Twelve Apostles

Guillaume Bonnet
ca. 1853

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The Church of Saint Peter of Vaise was built 1843-46 by the architect Tony Desjardins.

Lyon - Christ en gloire et les douze apôtres

The tympan shows a relief of Christ pantocrator, holding a book with the text ego sum via veritas et vita (John 14:6, I am the way and the truth and the life), in a mandorla inscribed with the text in principio erat verbum, et verbum erat apud deum (John 1:1, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God). Christ is worshiped by two angels and the Tetramorph (the Four Evangelists represented their symbols: Eagle (John), Lion (Mark), Bull (Luke) and Angel (Matthew)).

Above the porch are twelve niches with statues of the Twelve Apostles, each holding a text scroll with his name.

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Locatie (N 45°46'23" - E 4°48'28")

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