Sunday, July 14, 2013

Postcards from the 15th Century

Four lovely faces from the rood screen at Binham Priory, Norfolk.  The painted figures were covered over by Protestant fanatics during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, who also inscribed passages on the screen from the Cranmer (English) Bible.  The whitewash has gradually begun to flake off, revealing the pictures once again.

The mash-up of imagery and text seems utterly contemporary, despite the age of the screen.  Could be a postered wall in the Mission.