MEDIEVAL SCULPTOR, French
(active c. 1150 at Charlieu)
Tympanum and door lintel on the north side of the narthexc. 1150
Built in the second half of the eleventh century, Saint-Fortunat was torn down after the French Revolution. All that remain are the western section with the tympanum, and the narthex in front of it. The picture shows the tympanum and the door lintel of the north side of the narthex and, to the right next to it, the tympanum and archivolts over the window on the north side of the narthex.
The type of scene in the tympanum of the west portal was frequently repeated and underwent considerable stylistic developments. This can be seen in the tympanum of the north side of the narthex, executed about half a century later.