Dating: Mid 12th century.
H: 35 cm.
Origin: Dijon (21), former Saint-Bénigne abbey gate.
Dijon Museum of Archaeology. © F. Perrodin.
St. Bénigne, priest and martyr of the region, decorated the pier of the Romanesque gateway of the abbey that is named after him. Certain stylistic details evoke those of the tympanum of the abbey's refectory.