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Tympanum, The Dean's Door, Ely Cathedral [Jan. 28th, 2015|11:29 am]
Tony Grist
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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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