Susanna and the Elders, Basilica de Notre Dame de Fourvière
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Susanna and the Elders, Basilica de Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon, France. Sculptor: Jean Larrivée. 1971-20. Note that the bas relief devides into three sections, each depicting a stage of the narrative: in the first, the evil elders surprise Sausanna at her bath, in the second those surrounding her affirm her chastity, and in the third (at right) the evil men receive their punishment. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Other views of the basilica and its sculpture

Photograph by George P. Landow [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]


Hardouin-Fugier, Élisabeth. Fourvière: The Story behind the Basilica. Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne: Éditions La Taillanderie, 2006.

Last modified 7 July 2009