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Fragments of a Lombard Altar

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The Massacre of the Innocents, from the Christmas cycle (10th or 11th century)

Part of the remaining fragments of the 11c main altar of S. Cerbone, now set into a wall near the entrance. It depicts King Herod on his throne being presented by a soldier with the cut-up bodies of babies (see this close-up) while older children, safe from the king's edict, huddle against their mothers.

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Page updated: 26 Apr 98