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Salisbury Cathedral - XII

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Type: Foliage-spewer
Location: Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin
OS GR: SU 142295
Period: Nineteenth-century Gothic
Medium: Stone-carving
Foliage: Stylised
Mood: Enigmatic



This small foliage-spewer is yet another to be found on the Hume monument by Hopper, against the west wall of the Cathedral's south transept.  It forms part of the decorations on the highest part of the canopy above the monument's right-hand figure.  The lips are closed in the centre, forming a figure-of-eight with the foliage issuing from the open ends of the eight.

Also at Salisbury

  • Many more examples of the green man at the Cathedral and elsewhere
  • In the chapter house, a rare example of a triple head
  • In the nave, a fourteenth-century clock, restored in 1956, formerly in the (now demolished) bell-tower.


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Page created on 27 Dec 2008.  Last updated on 27 Dec 2008.