Postcard “Les grandes Oreilles” - Basilique de Vézelay
“The big ears” menu Vézelay Basilica
Several interpretations are possible for this sculpture. Vézelay at the time of the construction of the abbey is a Benedictine monastery. The prologue to the Rule of Saint Benedict begins with " Listen, my son, my daughter, to the precepts of the inner Master and incline the ear of your heart ... »
Appearing on the large eardrum in the fore - nave of the Basilica "the big ears" (or Panoti) are an invitation to the pilgrim of the time, to the visitor of today to do the same.
Photo by Philippe Brame
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