Sedigitus

Sedigitus

Posted on 02/07/2014


Photo taken on July 21, 2013


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Limestone corbel head representing a king (c. 1250-70), Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 21 July 2013.

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HaarFager
HaarFager
I wonder if they know which king is represents?
4 years ago.
Sedigitus has replied to HaarFager
I don't think they do. In fact, I'm not sure it was meant to represent any particular king. This corbel was paired with one representing a bishop. The wall text noted: "Corbels were often conceived in pairs. The king and bishop of this example represent the ideal harmony of church and state."
4 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
Or maybe they were both just part of a giant chess set? Ha ha!
4 years ago.