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Stan Washburn (American, b. 1943)

Sacred Cow, from the series A Moral Alphabet of Vice and Folly

Date: 1984
Medium: Etching
Object Dimensions: 16 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. (41.28 x 37.47 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, 2002.008.01.20
Photo Credit: Jueqian Fang
A Sacred Cow was so venerated that nobody dared milk her. This was very painful for the cow. Everyone felt it keenly, but clergy and laity were helpless alike – the beast did not respond to spiritual consolation, and the obvious secular measures savored of irreligion.
Moral: For the pious, nothing is simple.

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