Monday, September 03, 2012

Tents on the Reliquary of St. Ursula

Click to embiggen. On the splendid pavilion at the far right of his 1489 painting, Hans Memling shows guy ropes attaching to the tent through gilt lion's heads. Note that the lion's head over the doorway does not have a rope attached, leaving the doorway less obstructed. Note also the gold fringe and gilt tracery.

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