Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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One More From Kemsing



Another headstone from Kemsing. Clearly from the same workshop- and using much the same pattern as the Wigzell stone- but, equally clearly, by two different hands- with the carving on the right appreciably less naturalistic than that on the left. I wonder whether master and apprentice worked side by side or separately- perhaps with an interval of years.

It's a double headstone, commemorating husband and wife, with a heart/cherub's head in the middle, linking the two roughly symmetrical halves at the top. Double headstones are common enough but I don't think I've seen anything like that linking motif before. It's like a Valentine's Day card in stone.
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