SteveM wrote:For sake of completeness one may as well mention as well that along with eve, mary, clotho the image of a woman weaving, spinning et al, was used to represent the 'active life' as distinct from the 'contemplative life' and can be found used to represent such on cathedrals and churchs, however usually also with an image to indicate the 'contemplative' life such as a woman with a book for example, the active life being represented on one side of a porch for example and the contemplative on the other.
Pen wrote:Wonderful image, sembei.
Huck, I take it you're not convinced by Marco's discovery of the decan and the girdle, (top post). Moakley certainly thought the PMB image represented a broken bow, but the process we went through earlier in this thread was a turning point for me (thanks, Marco), and taught me to trust my eyes rather than simply accepting the opinions of others. Interesting discovery though - it would explain the building in the background, and the girdle might well have been painted to be deliberately ambiguous.
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