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Old 07-16-2018, 04:57 AM
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Hi John,

The staked goat also reminds me of the scapegoat, an animal with a very clear societal function at one time. Christ is in a sense a scapegoat for humanity.

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John
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:41 AM
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John, It was Holman Hunt's "The Scapegoat" that I had in mind at #17.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:51 AM
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Ann, thank you for clarifying that reference! I know Holman Hunt a bit, but not that painting. Here it is:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scapegoat_(painting)

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Old 07-17-2018, 10:17 AM
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Allow me to think each of you for commenting. There is quite a lot of good stuff in the suggestions. I'm not familiar with the painting, Ann, but as Matt points out it isn't the most original idea.

I will keep these comments with the poem so I can return to it at some point.

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