Amiens, Notre-Dame Cathedral - Marc Haegeman Photography

Detail of the Saint Firmin portal, west façade

The decapitation of bishop Firmin as shown on the trumeau at the left portal of the west facade.
After arriving from Spain the bishop brought many locals in Amiens to the christian flocks, but was incarcerated and executed at the beginning of the 4th century by the local authorities. His martyrdom generated a true cult in medieval Amiens, reflected by many works in the cathedral.

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