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A musician's harp has been confiscated by a devil, who pulls his tongue out with a hook. Another devil strangles the man and devours him from behind. This is probably not meant to condemn music or musicians in general, for Gregorian chant and instrumental music were both acceptable in this period. Instead it probably represents popular public entertainment and the vice of vanity. Detail of the Last Judgment Tympanum (1107-25) over the west door. Credit: Holly Hayes. All Rights Reserved.


Image ID
2326
Title
Punishment of a Musician, or Vanity
Date
July 7, 2008
Location
Places
Date
July 7, 2008
Coordinates
44.5992420° N, 2.3981310° E
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Image Type
digital photo
File Type
jpg
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Focal Length
200
Iso
100
Keywords
art, c12, christian, conques, europe, france, harp, last judgment, medieval, midi-pyrenees, musician, pilgrimage, punishment, relief, romanesque, sculpture, tongue, tympanum, vanity, vice, village
Creator
Holly Hayes
Source
EdStockPhoto

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