DD36 – Herod-legend
Every year on April 1, the children come to Herod’s tomb, who flees in horror, but the children follow him and sing Christmas carols. Wherever Herod flees, he is chased away. He also passes by hanging men who weave a cord and thrash him with it. Eventually he arrives at a house where an unborn child enters the limbus as a soul. Herod exclaims: “I killed as a king, but this one here kills as a mother, that’s much worse!”
This work was made in Chacras de Coria (Argentina) between the 17th of January 1953 and the 20th of January 1956.