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Capital: Abduction of Ganymede (Detail)

The abduction of Ganymede the shepherd boy by Zeus in the form of an eagle (Aeneid 5:254-57). The boy's parents lament while a demon smiles wickedly. Romanesque capital in the nave of Vezelay Basilica, c.1120-32.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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