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Capital: Babylon Abandoned

A thoughtful seated prophet labeled with the inscription BABILONIA DESERT, or "Babylon Abandoned" (Revelation 18). On the left is the Devil interfering with the Weighing of Souls and on the right is a shepherd from an Annunciation to the Shepherds scene. Detail of Romanesque capital in the choir, mid-12th century. St-Pierre, Chauvigny, Poitou-Charentes, France.

Photo © Holly Hayes.