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Lacock Abbey - II

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Type: Foliage-spewer
Location: Cloisters of Lacock Abbey
OS GR: ST 919685
Period: Fourteenth-century
Medium: Stone
Foliage: Stylised
Mood: Feminine, nun-like

The second of three green men in the cloisters of Lacock Abbey, this face also looks slightly female.  There is a band across her forhead which is reminiscent of the brow-band of a nun's wimple.  The strap-like foliage frames her face attractively, but her mouth is uncomfortably crammed full of leaves.  Perhaps this is a warning to the canonesses to beware lest nature take them over and lead them into sin.

Also at Lacock Abbey

  • Two more green men among the bosses
  • Many more entertaining figures: mermaids, war-elephants etc

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Page created on 15 July 2007.  Last updated on 15 July 2007.