27: Man and merman fighting roof boss
Lincoln Cathedral, choir. c.1260
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Original stone finish (27)

Standing majestically high above the city of Lincoln, the cathedral houses some fabulous workmanship and anyone who has not yet visited the cathedral should do so without further delay. The bosses of the choir aisles of Lincoln Cathedral are really superb. Although of an early date, the rendition of foliage on this boss is not stylised, but quite life-like. The man is wincing as he receives a blow to his helmet whilst pushing away the shield of his opponent. The merman appears quite disinterested in the events. The carving style suggests that the same mason carved Nos. 27, 28, 29 and 32.

Bronze finish (27A)

 

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