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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Phoenix and Chimera at Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle, England ~ February 17, 2010

Designs of phoenix and chimera adorn this bold leaded glass window in an upper hallway of Warwick Castle.

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6 comments:

Francisca said...

Did you find out why the builders of the castle chose these mythical figures?

tapirgal said...

Francisca - No, but don't tempt me. It would be another good project for me, wouldn't it?

carolineouellette said...

Wow...really Nice Art. i like it. Thank you for sharing.

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Unseen Rajasthan said...

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Bulldog said...

My daughter visited Warwick Castle this year and took a photo of the same leaded glass window shown at the top of the page. She asked me if I could find out what the imagery meant. I found that it is the coat of arms of Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, KG, GCB. The animals are heraldic images eagles and lions. In heraldic terms, the eagles are "displayed," i.e. wings spread, and the lions are "passant guardant," i.e. facing the left, right paw raised and and facing the viewer. I mention all of this because your photo helped me answer the question that not even the archivist at the castle could solve. Beautiful photos, by the way.