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#487: Capital: Dream of the Magi

Photo 487: Capital: Dream of the Magi - Autun Cathedral

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Photo ID
487
Credit
Title
Capital: Dream of the Magi
Caption
Romanesque capital from the choir, now displayed in the chapter house. It depicts a charming scene in which the Three Kings, wearing their crowns and sharing one cozy bed, are awakened by an angel pointing to a star. The king being poked by the angel has his eyes open in surprise, but the others slumber on. This seems to combine two biblical episodes into one scene. The star recalls the one that led them to Bethlehem, while the angel awakening them refers to the warning they received in a dream not to return to Herod after visiting the Christ Child.
Geotag
46.945168° N, 4.299147° E
Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
800