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#443: Capital: Flight into Egypt (Detail)

Photo 443: Capital: Flight into Egypt (Detail) - Autun Cathedral

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Photo ID
443
Credit
Title
Capital: Flight into Egypt (Detail)
Caption
Detail of the the Virgin Mary and Christ Child on a Romanesque capital from the choir, now displayed in the chapter house, depicting the Flight into Egypt. Having been warned in a dream that Herod seeks to kill the Christ Child, Joseph leads Mary and the Baby on a donkey to safety in Egypt. The Holy Family looks serene but solemn and the donkey appears proud of his important task.
Geotag
46.945168° N, 4.299147° E
Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600