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Nave Capital: Temptation of St. Benedict

The devil tries to tempt St. Benedict by presenting a woman to him. His response (not shown here) was to throw himself naked into a thornbush. Romanesque capital in the nave of Vezelay Basilica, c.1120-32.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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