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Early Christian Symbolism in Great Britain and Ireland before the Thirteenth Century
J. Romilly Allen
London: Whiting & Co., 1887; Series: The Rhind Lectures in Archeology

The Rhind Lectures in Archeology for 1885.

Lecture 5 (Norman Sculpture in the Architechtural Details of Churches) deals with the changes in sculptural style brought to Britain by the Normans after 1066. There is some reference to animals on stone sculptures and carvings in churches.

Lecture 6 (The Medieval Bestiaries) deals in general with bestiary subjects, and in particulr with beastiary images found in the sculptures and carvings in Norman churches and on pre-Norman sculpted stones.

Reprinted in facsimile by Llanerch Publishers in three volumes: The High Crosses of Ireland (ISBN 094799201), The Romano-Period and Celtic Monuments (ISBN 0947992952), and Norman Sculpture and the Medieval Bestiaries (ISBN 0947992960).

Contents : I. Early Christian symbolism in foreign countries.--II. Romano-British period and Celtic sepulchral monuments.--III. The high crosses of Ireland (10th cent.)--Subjects on the heads.--IV. The high crosses of Ireland.--Subjects on the shafts and bases.--V. Norman sculpture, chiefly in the architectural details of churches (A.D. 1066-1200)--VI. The mediaeval bestiaries.

408 pp., illustrations, plates.

Language: English

LCCN: 62-2407; LC: BR133.G6; OCLC: 14453521
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