Sedigitus

Sedigitus

Posted on 02/07/2014


Photo taken on July 21, 2013


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Sandstone corbel from southwestern England (c. 1125-50), Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 21 July 2013. From the wall text:

Corbels supported the eaves of roofs or arches. Here the ornament did not always represent sober religious stories. Face-pulling figures were a familiar sight, although it is hard to know exactly what they meant to medieval viewers. A figure like this might be comic or threatening.

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