32: Coronation of the Virgin roof boss
Lincoln Cathedral, choir. c.1260
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Original stone finish (32)

This is a particularly lovely piece of work, the figures are sensitively carved and the drapery convincingly realistic and graceful. The boss is quite a deep one, being the junction between vaulting ribs of a tall section. Oddly, the carving is slightly askew to the central vaulting rib. A flaw in the original block of stone may have come to light as work progressed and forced the mason to re-set out his design accordingly - such changes of plan were not uncommon and are a fascinating insight into working practices of the time. Close examination of the boss reveals it was once brightly painted. The carving style suggests that the same mason carved Nos. 27, 28, 29 and 32.

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Red Antique finish (32R)

Bronze finish (32A)

Hand Painted Special (32P)
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