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The Writing On The Wall

The Writing On The Wall






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    • The Writing on the Wall: text in medieval wall paintings Dr Maddy Gray University of Wales, Newport
    • Three Living and Three Dead (Wensley, Yorks) from www.paintedchurch.org WE ARE NOWE...THE” [next line] “...S[H]AL [YOU/YE?] BE...” [next line]...“[B?]EWAR W..
    • WE ARE NOWE...THE S[H]AL [YOU/YE?] BE... [B?]EWAR W..
    • The Three Living and the Three Dead at Llancarfan
    • Fragment of the Seven Deadly Sins sequence at Llancarfan
    • The Seven Deadly Sins at Little Horwood, Bucks from www.paintedchurch.org
    • An early 20 th century drawing shows the text scrolls more clearly
    • Text as caption: St Marcella at Llandyrnog
    • St Winifred at Llandyrnog
    • The ‘Christ in Majesty’ at Llandeilo Talybont
      • Beginning of text scroll on original wall painting of ‘Christ in Majesty’
      • Whole inscription reads …ca trin …
      • ?Sancta trinitas –
      • ?Sancta trinitas miserere nobis ? unus deus?
    • The Trinity
    • The missing fragment of the ‘Christ in Majesty’
    • Transforming the Majestas into the Trinity
    • St Christopher at Llandeilo Talybont
    • At Woodeaton (Oxon), from www.paintedchurch.org KI CEST IMAGE VERRA CE JUR DE MALE MORT NE MURRA
    • St Christopher at Horley (Oxon) from Eric Hardy’s series on English churches on www.flickr.com - ‘ What art you and art so yonge, bar I never so hevy a thynge’ ‘ Yey, I be hevy no wonder ys, for I am yey kynge of blys ’
    • Christ and Mary Magdalene at Llandeilo Talybont and Great Tew (Oxon)
    • The Last Judgement at Llandeilo Talybont
    • The Doom at Penn (Bucks) from Eric Hardy’s series on www.flickr.com : Venite benedicti Patris mei ... Ite, maledicti, in ignem aeternam ... Surgite, mortui, venite ad judicium
      • Souls in purgatory at Swanbourne, Bucks:
          • Miseremini mei saltem vos amici mei (Have pity on me, at least you my friends)
    • The Annunciation at Llandyrnog in the Vale of Clwyd
    • SS James and Simon at Dyserth: Sanctam ecclesiam catholicam, sanctorum communionem, Remissionem peccatorum
    • The new screen at Llandeilo Talybont
    • The virgin martyrs in the Te Deum window at Gresford.
    • Gresford: H …domine mi rex da mihi in disco caput iohannis baptista
    • Llangadwaladr: Orate pro bono statu / Meuryk ap Lli ap Hulkyn / armig’ Margred v’ Evan vach’n Ywain ap Meuryk / Elena v’ Rob qui hanc / fenestram fieri fecerunt
    • Tomb slab at Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd: Hic iacet David fili’ Madoc requiescat in pace’
    • CAPUT THOME Found in the Thames: http://asstudents.unco.edu/faculty/tbredehoft/UNCclasses/ENG238/238Becket.htm
    • "+ V [.] [M] [.] R [ C . ] V O From Nieuwlande, Netherlands: Tom Bredehoft’s Pilgrim Badges site at http://asstudents.unco.edu/faculty/tbredehoft/UNCclasses/ENG238/238bust.htm
    • The left badge reads "+ V O M A N V M S A" and the right badge reads "+ N I V O [D] [N] A I". Both found in the Netherlands: from Tom Bredehoft’s Pilgrim Badges site at http://asstudents.unco.edu/faculty/tbredehoft/UNCclasses/ENG238/238bust.htm
    • The wall painting scheme in process of reconstruction
    • Mark James’s reconstruction of Mass in St Teilo’s Church c 1530: from Saving St Teilo’s/Achub Eglwys Sant Teilo ed Gerallt Nash
    • Rood screen with E’s pierced with arrows at St Edmund’s, Acle, Norfolk
    • The ‘Bound Christ’ with the inscription Ecce Homo
    • The repainted Christ in Majesty
    • … homo..da … possibly
    • I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting (Is 50: 6-7)]
    • The Annunciation: wall painting at Martley (Worcs) from www.paintedchurch.org
    • The tomb of Alice de la Pole at Ewelme: photo from Roger Rosewell, Medieval Wall Paintings
    • Detail of the cadaver in Alice de la Pole’s tomb
    • Inside Alice de la Pole’s tomb: the Annunciation, photographed by C. B. Newham
    • Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist: photo C. B. Newham
    • Above the head of the crucified Christ are the arms of the Garter – possibly a donor
    • Angel bearing shield decorated with nails, part of the Arma Christi
    • Medallion of St Christopher on the effigy of Sir Christopher Mathew in Llandaff Cathedral