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#189: Trinity Chapel Roundels

Photo 189: Trinity Chapel Roundels - Canterbury Cathedral

Photo Details

Photo ID
189
Date
2007-11-18
Location
Canterbury Cathedral
Description
Inlaid marble roundels with the signs of the zodiac, months of the year and the virtues and vices, on the floor on the south side of the Trinity Chapel. These date from around 1220 and were part of the embellishment of St. Thomas' shrine.

The roundels seen here, from left to right along the top row, are: June (mowing); September (hunting), Humility and Pride; Scorpio (looking more like a bear with a long tail); and October (treading grapes). The middle row has a rabbit playing a harp; a mythical beast (both heraldic symbols); and Sagittarius.
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Resolution
3456 x 2304 px
File Size
7.87 MB
ISO
1600
Geotag
51.279696° N, 1.082883° E
Date Digitized
November 18, 2007
Date Uploaded
November 10, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes