Slaughter of Innocents Photos
When King Herod learns that a more powerful king is born in Bethlehem, he orders all boys less than 2 years old in the town to be slaughtered. The subject has been the subject of paintings in the Nativity cycle.
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|Herod ordering killing of male babies on carved choir screen at Chartres Cathedral. Chartres, France.
|Massacre of Innocents painting (1824) by Léon Cogniet at Museum of Fine Arts of Rennes. Rennes, France.
|Slaughter of Innocents on Nativity Facade at Sagrada Familia. Barcelona, Spain.
|Infanticide at Bethlehem painting by Pieter Brueghel the Younger at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.
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