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Norwich Roof Boss #3 [Sep. 9th, 2019|12:13 pm]
Tony Grist


A good number of the cloister bosses represent scenes from the Apocalypse- and I think this must be the first of them. John is asleep and Jesus is creeping up behind him. That's not exactly how the text says things happened (in the text St John hears a voice like a trumpet and turns to see one "like unto the Son of Man" in a blaze of glory) but the figure on the right is definitely Jesus (no-one else wears a halo with a cross in it) and the beardless male is almost certainly St John so what else could it be?
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2019-09-09 12:12 pm (UTC)
The figure is sleeping and there's a tree...could it be Jesse?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-09-09 12:20 pm (UTC)
I don't think so. Jesse is always represented as a bearded, patriarchal figure. Besides, the tree of Jesse is always shown growing out of his- ahem- loins- and the foliage here is in the background.
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[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2019-09-09 05:54 pm (UTC)
Well, it was a thought.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2019-09-09 02:53 pm (UTC)
It doesn't look very apocalyptic to me but what do I know? Perhaps is it artistic license and a gentler interpretation than a voice like a trumpet because even Jesus looks like he wants to fall asleep!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-09-09 03:49 pm (UTC)
I'd love to know more about the masons. Could they read? Did the clergy tell them what to carve? Were they working from sketches by someone else? How much freedom did they have?
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2019-09-09 09:29 pm (UTC)
I often ask the same questions. So many mysteries.
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[User Picture]From: inamellowmood
2019-09-10 01:09 am (UTC)
That's remarkably charming.
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