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|Type:||Foliate head (beard)|
|OS GR:||ST 874705|
|Period:||Victorian, glass dated 1878|
|Mood:||Festive yet stern|
A rare green
man in stained glass
This fellow is unusual in two senses. Unusually, he is the bearer of a fine foliate beard; but more importantly, he is rendered in stained glass, which is extremely rare for the green man motif. True, he is not a full green man, but if we can include those with foliate eyebrows, why not those with foliate beards?
He is in the East window of the Lady (north) chapel, in the bottom section of the left light, and he has a twin opposite him in the right light. The twin, however, is more worn.
Also at Corsham
by Black Cat Folklore