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Good Morning Everyone,

I will complete my photographic record of The Catholic Cathedral at Norwich with a few interesting close-ups.

This is the Cathedral Urn, situated in a lovely garden behind the cathedral. There was a large descriptive plaque nearby which gave some information about the urn.

It was gifted to the Cathedral by Bishop Alan Hopes, from his own private collection.

Although the urn was badly damaged, it was removed and skilfully restored over several years at the Febrigg Forge.

The history of the urn is undocumented, the only information available that it was created between 1904 and 1906 by a very artistic plumber.

It was not cast but worked from the inside out by a process known as repousse, using a very new product called High Alumina Cement! This material hardens very quickly so one can only imagine the time it must have taken to produce such a huge, intricate work.

The animals represented are a European Ibex and a Mouflon sheep, with curly horns, which originated in Iran, one of the two ancestors of the modern sheep breeds.

The bottom of the urn is decorated with a wide variety of flowers, fruits and foliage, along with many insects.

It was eventually installed in 2016.

I chose this as the main post as it was just a bit unusual.

I hope you will look at the workshops, relating to the cathedral, too.

Have a good weekend, Bev :-)

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8891 W: 359 N: 20605] (81341)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2020-09-04
  • Exposição: f/0.2, 1/91 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-10-03 3:52
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