hǣðen-styrc

hǣðen-styrc, m.n: heathen-calf, a calf used in heathen worship, the golden calf made by the Israelites. (HAETH-en-STURK / ˈhæː-θɛn-ˌstɝɹk)

Medieval manuscript illustration of a group of men praying to a calf on a pedestal, while a bearded man with horns lurks in the background.
Bible pictures by William de Brailes. England (Oxford), c. 1250. Walters Art Museum, MS W.106, f. 13r. [art.thewalters.org]

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