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Phantasmagorical Medieval Critters [Sep. 15th, 2018|09:05 am]
Tony Grist
The one at the top is a lion with the head of a snake (isn't here something of that kind in the Book of Revelation?) and the one at the bottom appears to have the body of a goose, the feet of a deer, a snaky neck and a human face enclosed in some sort of a hood. They appear on the font of St Mary's, Upavon, Wiltshire.


[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2018-09-15 02:32 pm (UTC)
I'm trying to recall where I've seen a similar figure to the lower human-faced one. Because I know I have. I may even have a photo somewhere but so far no luck locating it.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-09-16 10:55 am (UTC)
I believe I have too, but I couldn't say where....
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2018-09-16 09:31 am (UTC)
That's a wonderful, weird font.

I love how the creatures have leaves growing out of them.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-09-16 10:59 am (UTC)
You can find some very strange things on fonts.

I wonder what the medieval clergy thought; did they tolerate, encourage or even commission the wilder fantasies of the masons?
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