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Nave Capital: Moses and the Golden Calf

Moses breaks the tablets of the Law when he finds his people worshipping the golden calf (Exodus 32:1-19), shown here with a wild-haired demon standing on top. A bearded man brings a sacrifice on the right. Romanesque capital in the nave of Vezelay Basilica, c.1120-32.

Photo © Holly Hayes.

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