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Lisl: Agree - you don't often find carved dogs in cathedrals or churches, Larry
This looks quite contemporary in style, Elisabeth.
Lisl: Yes - some of the old stuff often does, especially Anglo-Saxon carvings
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 26 Jun 2018, 04:52
very unique

it appears to be half human and half animal
Lisl: I have never seen a similar carving, sherri. I think it is meant to be a dog with a bone, most unusual for an ecclesiastical building
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 26 Jun 2018, 07:31
I always wonder if such a thing is a likeness of a real animal, all those centuries ago..
Lisl: Yes - perhaps an alaunt?
I visited this cathedral in 2005 but if I remember well his magnificent outside, I a little forgot bas relief and rule. This one is very beautiful
Lisl: A little like a French Cathedral on the outside, I think
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 26 Jun 2018, 07:53
I like these close ups. When there are so many, and some high up, it is difficult to appreciate them all Lisl.
Lisl: I do agree. On this visit, I looked round for things I hadn't discovered or photographed before. This one was actually low down, and I can't imagine how I missed it in previous visits
A dog with huge feet. You had some interesting finds Lisl
Lisl: I was pleased to find this one (with a little help from Pauline, I must confess!)
Surprenante sculpture ; y a t il un symbolique?
Un chien ce n'est pas commun
Bonne journée
Lisl: I don't know of any dog symbolism - perhaps the mason who carved this had a sense of humour. Bonne journée
I must admit to not having come across something like this in a religious building.
Lisl: A new one for me, too, Brian
I wonder if the carver used his own pet as a model, Lisl. Certainly unique for a Cathedral.
Lisl: I wonder - he looks a little different from today's dogs
What an incredible find, Lisl!
Lisl: It must be unique, Elizabeth

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