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Salisbury Cathedral - XIII

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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: Agonised



Yet another small foliage-spewer from the Hume monument by Hopper, against the west wall of the Cathedral's south transept.  It forms part of the decorations on the canopy just above the monument's left-hand figure.  Its mouth gapes wide, the mouth forced open by the foliage issuing forth, the expression one of agonised distress.

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.