Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Wrestling demons

I like best the figure who has got hold of a devil by the ear.

We began Half term with two nights away in London, squeezed in before having to be back in time for Ash Wednesday, and, among other things, we saw the new galleries at the V&A including the Gloucester Candlestick which I had not come across before.

In the middle of the twelfth century, in Lincolnshire Ormin was producing his English version of the weekly Gospel reading and in Gloucestershire someone else was seeking to represent light triumphing over darkness with these entwined figures.

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