Month: May 2015

Telltale Heads

Most sculpture of the medieval period was produced by carvers whose names are now lost to us. In the twelfth-century, long before the emergence of professional stone carvers or ‘imagers’ which occurred from around the 1300s onward, there are sometimes few clues to identify the work of even a team of masons. Occasionally, however, the archaeology itself suggests connections between different sites based upon similarities of design; if we’re lucky, sometimes we get near identical carvings.  (more…)