Sunday, January 20, 2013

Capital




















At the chancel arch was a fabulous Saxon capital.  Is this meant to be a Corinthian capital?  If so, how did this classical motif come to be carved in such a remote place?

However the way the leaves curl at the ends indicate that the foliage might be meant to represent ferns which are common in the locality (ferns are some of the oldest plants on Earth and emerged about 55 million years ago).


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