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Carved polychrome Romanesque capital, 12th century, with dove representing Christians, pecking an owl, a night bird, representing heathens, and acanthus leaves, in the nave of the Cathedrale Saint-Julien du Mans or Cathedral of St Julian of Le Mans, Le Mans, Sarthe, Loire, France. The cathedral was built from the 6th to the 14th centuries, with both Romanesque and High Gothic elements. It is dedicated to St Julian of Le Mans, the city's first bishop, who established Christianity in the area...
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