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#3948: West Facade Sculptures

Photo 3948: West Facade Sculptures - Exeter Cathedral

Photo Details

Photo ID
3948
Date
2007-07-21
Location
Exeter Cathedral
Description
Sculptures on the Decorated Gothic image screen covering the west front of Exeter Cathedral, begun in the 1340s and completed nearly a century later. The screen features three tiers of very weathered sculptures, which include the rulers Alfred, Athelstand, Canute, Willliam the Conqueror and Richard II. The sculptures are informal and lively, sitting cross-legged in apparent conversation. The images were originally brightly painted. One downside to the fine-looking screen is that it covers up the bottom part of the west window. Exeter Cathedral, Exeter, Devon, England.
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Resolution
4500 x 2902 px
File Size
8.36 MB
ISO
100
Geotag
50.722506° N, 3.529948° W
Date Digitized
July 21, 2007
Date Uploaded
January 5, 2010
Credit
Holly Hayes