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#5991: Knight Effigies

Photo 5991: Knight Effigies - Temple Church, London

Photo Details

Photo ID
5991
Credit
Title
Knight Effigies
Caption
William Marshal Earl of Pembroke (d.1219) and an unknown knight. Two of ten knightly memorials in the round nave of the Temple Church, London. These were believed to be tombs until the post-WWII restoration revealed no bodies, but only effigy memorials. All the knights are on their back, but are otherwise positioned in different ways: some have their legs extended straight out while others have their legs crossed; some wear tunics over their armor and others wear full-length robes; some clutch their swords, some pray, and some have their arms straight at their sides. One has no effigy at all, but only a trapezoidal sarcophagus lid.
Geotag
51.513186° N, 0.110442° W
Uploaded
June 5, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
1600