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Last Supper

By Philip_H
Rather fittingly for the last of my current ecclesiastical set, this is a medieval roof boss from the cloisters at Norwich cathedral. The roof bosses are unique world wide. Over 1000 beautifully carved medieval stone sculptures, depicting scenes and characters from the Bible, incidents from the lives of saints, themes from everyday life and images of the Green Man.

The 1297 - 1430 architecture of the cloister walkways are splendid examples of the stages of the English Gothic style. The East walk is Decorated, built with geometric circular stone patterns, (1297 - 1318), the South and West walks are in the flowing Decorated and Curvilinear styles (1322 - 1430) while the North walk is formed in the Perpendicular style, which is more vertical in its form (1381 - 1430). Today, Norwich Cathedral cloister is the largest monastic cloister in England; it is two stories high and was designed to house a community of approximately 100 monks.

Thanks for all the votes on my last upload.

Best wishes,

Tags: Norfolk Architecture Medieval Close-up and macro Cloister Last supper Norwich cathedral Roof boss

Voters: mrswoolybill, helenlinda, BarbaraR and 13 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 12:50PM
I recognised it in the thumbnail! The Norwich cloisters have some amazing bosses (all those wonderful Green Men...). Love this.
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 12:51PM
What wonderful tones and detail - a delightful capture Smile
Sezz 16 619 15 England
25 Feb 2012 1:08PM
I should like to see these Philip, lovely take of this one and an interesting write up too!

SArah *
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 2:56PM
Isn't art something wonderful? This scene looks as if modelled through a wide-angle lens! Lovely.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 3:22PM
how very interesting
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
25 Feb 2012 5:06PM
A superior example of carving. The colours and fine details are exceptionally well captured in this image.

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
25 Feb 2012 6:01PM
I do not know much about cathedrals, ( not many in the US) ) but this particular sculpture is very appealing to me--- Thanks for the info and this image!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2012 10:07PM
Interesting details here. Well seen. IB
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
28 Feb 2012 7:03AM
How very beautiful, well captured. Carol

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