Saint Austremoine, Clermont’s first bishop, on the same window, a restoration dating to the beginning of the 20st century, also by Gaudin. In the Internet, this picture mistakenly circulates as Sidonius Apollinaris.
Stibadium (semi-circular dining couch) of a late Roman villa in Faragola (Puglia), like the one in Sidonius’ villa of Avitacum (Ep. 2.2.11).Source University of Foggia
Scrofa lanuta, the legendary hairy boar, connected with Milan's foundation and mentioned in Sidon. Carm. 33.20 (Ep. 7.17.2), is pictured in a relief of the town's Palazzo della ragione(before 1162?).
Synthronos, bishop’s throne and seats for priests, in the 5th-century apse of S. Maria delle Grazie in Grado. Compare the arrangement as suggested in Ep. 7.9.2 for the cathedral of Bourges.Source Wikimedia Commons
Ile Saint-Honorat, the southernmost island of theLérins group off Cannes. Here Honoratus ca. 410 founded the monastery whose policy and spirituality were to be a decisive factor in the Gaul of the likes of Sidonius.Source Abbaye de Lérins
Panorama of the Fourvière hill in Lyon. In the foreground the primatial church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste on the bank of the Saône, which was the site of bishop Patiens' new church for which Sidonius composed a verse inscription (Carm. 27 inEp. 2.10.4).
---*) For a description of this baptistery, see Jean Guyon in Noël Duval et al., La topographie chrétienne des cités de la Gaule. Des origines à la fin du VIIe siècle. Choix de notices, Fasc. 1, Paris 1980: 108-109 [typoscript]. On pp. 113-114, a discussion (inconclusive) of the rival interpretations of Carm. 16.83-84: visit by Sidonius to Faustus’ mother (Tillemont); Faustus making Sidonius a member of the church by baptism (Loyen) or by having him take holy orders (Krusch); Sidonius entering Faustus’ church (Solomé) or a nunnery where Faustus’ mother lived (Griffe, Prinz).
Sidonius writing in the title miniature of the twelfth-century codex Laurentianus plut. 45, 26.