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Tympanum, The Dean's Door, Ely Cathedral [Jan. 28th, 2015|11:29 am]
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From: cmcmck
2015-01-28 12:34 pm (UTC)
You can still see the Byzantine influence!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-01-28 12:40 pm (UTC)
Yes. It's magnificent, isn't it!

And remarkably well preserved- seeing how East Anglia was Iconoclasm Central.
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From: cmcmck
2015-01-28 12:53 pm (UTC)
That's what you get for being HQ of the Eastern association!

The chapter house door in Rochester survived I know not how when you consider the damage done to the west front!

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-01-28 01:06 pm (UTC)
I expect the guys with the hammers didn't always have local knowledge-and may have missed the odd statue here and there. Again, they may have got tired or run out of time.

I seem to remember reading somewhere about statues being spared after the godly iconoclast fell off his ladder.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2015-01-28 04:11 pm (UTC)
And the carvings down the sides? They are especially wonderful also.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-01-28 05:40 pm (UTC)
They are, but...I don't have a picture :(
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From: artkouros
2015-01-29 01:44 am (UTC)
Is it just me or does that carving have a giant boner?
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[User Picture]From: michaleen
2015-01-29 10:32 am (UTC)
So thankful I wasn't the only one.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-01-29 10:36 am (UTC)
Of course not. He's got a sash round his middle and that's the knot and the two loose ends.

Silly boy!
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