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The Devil and the Vice of Idleness

Detail of the Last Judgment Tympanum (1107-1125) over the west door. The Devil presides over Hell and the tortures of the damned. Beneath his feet is man being punished for the vice of idleness or sloth. On the lower right is a frog, the symbol of idleness.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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