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#655: Capital: Announcement to the Shepherds

Photo 655: Capital: Announcement to the Shepherds - Chauvigny Church

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Photo ID
655
Credit
Title
Capital: Announcement to the Shepherds
Caption
The Archangel Gabriel announces Christ's birth to the shepherds (Luke 2:8). The scene is labeled with the inscription DIXIT GLORIA INEXELSIS DEO, the shepherd on the left is labeled PASTORES and the one on the right PASTOR BONUS. The posture of the angel echoes that of Michael in the Weighing of Souls scene on the other side of the capital. On the left is a thoughtful prophet labeled as "Babylon Abandoned." Detail of Romanesque capital in the choir, mid-12th century. St-Pierre, Chauvigny, Poitou-Charentes, France.
Geotag
46.570692° N, 0.648773° E
Uploaded
November 11, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
ISO
800