Narthex Capital: Strangled by Snakes
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Narthex Capital: Strangled by Snakes

Men strangled by snakes, probably representing sin. The figure on the corner may have a pilgrim's purse. Romanesque capital in the narthex, or Tour de Gauzlin, of Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Abbey, c.1070-80.