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#517: Capital: Flight of Simon the Magician (Detail)

Photo 517: Capital: Flight of Simon the Magician (Detail) - Autun Cathedral

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Photo ID
517
Credit
Title
Capital: Flight of Simon the Magician (Detail)
Caption
Detail of Peter and Paul on a Romanesque capital in the nave depicting the flight of Simon the Magician (Simon Magus). Simon tries to prove his superiority over the miracle-working apostles Peter and Paul by flying. The rest of the story is told in a nearby capital: the apostles pray, Simon hurdles to the ground, and a devil laughs at him.
Geotag
46.945168° N, 4.299147° E
Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600