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Stories in Stone: the Medieval Roof Carvings of Norwich Cathedral

By: Rose, Martial

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, Thames & Hudson: 1997

Seller ID: 002640

ISBN: 0500279373

Condition: New with no dust jacket


The magnificent roof bosses of the Norwich Cathedral are one of the great hidden glories of medieval art. There are more than 1, 000 of these delightfully carved and painted keystones in the high stone vaulting, dating from 1300 to 1515 and measuring between eight and twenty-four inches wide. The vast majority are figure carvings uniquely linked together in storytelling patterns, reflecting a variety of pagan, Christian, and folk subjects. In quantity and quality, Norwich's bosses are among the most impressive in Europe, while their narrative arrangement makes them unparalleled in the medieval... View more info