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Panel with monsters. Two pairs of confronted undulating monsters rise vertically, apparently squatting on their hind legs, their forepaws and gaping jaws touching; on the right one monster alone, turned away from them, rears up in the same way. A spiky crest runs along their backs. Their wings resemble acanthus leaves with a further and indistinct projection at various angles which may derive from nippers. The heads have large, rounded protruding eyes, grooved and pointed ears and a long, thin beard curving down beside the neck. In the damaged frame on the right the standing female figure rests her right arm on her hip; her left arm is raised but cannot be seen to grasp the foliage. There is a trace of a pot base at the bottom and a groove along the frame. A cavetto is under the framing fillet above.
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Diameter: 4.20 centimetres
Height: 15.30 centimetres
Width: 44.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1996:
Notwithstanding their heraldic presentation here, these monsters, like those on BM 1904.1217.42, must have been seen as protectors as well as worshippers of their monument.
- Not on display
- 1.Grey schist, badly exfoliated and with soil incrustation.
2.Top flat and smooth with long tenon and on left cramp mortise to left side.
3.Left side rough but probably original; right side flat and smooth, sawn in modern times; bottom badly exfoliated, once smooth.
4.Back with vertical chisel grooves.
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