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Salisbury St Thomas - I

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Type: Foliage-spewer
Location: Church of St Thomas of Canterbury
OS GR: SU 144300
Period: Thirteenth-century or later
Medium: Stone
Foliage: Stylised
Mood: Wild, manic
A curly-haired pop-eye

This superbly manic foliage-spewer is on the capital of a pillar which stands in the chancel to the left of the altar, overlooking the 'people's vestry' and best viewed from there.  He is very wild and unrestrained, with finely-moulded curling hair and popping eyes under beetling brows, flaring nostrils and a bearded mouth opened wide around the tendrils of foliage.  A very fine example of his type.

Also at Salisbury St Thomas

  • The famous doom painting of the early sixteenth century, restored but still very powerful
  • Many other features of this fine church, well worth visiting


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Page created on 17 October 2007.  Last updated on 17 October 2007.