50: Swinfield Voussoir (pig rebus)
Hereford Cathedral Lady Chapel. c.1311
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This voussoir (arch stone) is reproduced from the tomb of John Swinfield, Chancellor to Hereford Cathedral and depicts a charmingly carved pig with an acorn. The pig, or swine, is a pun on the name Swinfield, an architectural pun such as this is known as a rebus. The set of three voussoir miniatures (No's 50, 51 and 52) can be built into an arch.

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