Salisbury Cathedral - IV
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|Type:||Foliate eyebrows head|
|Location:||Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin|
|OS GR:||SU 142295|
While visiting the cathedral we were told by one of the guides that there were several green men among the misericords, but that so many of these old seats had been damaged by visitors moving them carelessly, that they were now roped off for their own protection. This was the only green man we could find on the misericords within reach (we were very careful with the seat. It is in the stall beneath the word THESAURII at the east end of the rear rank on the north side of the choir.
This most unusual example of the type is a rather elven/elfin-looking head with slanting foliate eyebrows and a young sapling springing from the third eye on its brow. The foliage is of the usual acanthus-type.
Also at Salisbury
by Black Cat Folklore