Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Paintings on the Ceiling at Waltham Abbey UK

Pisces sign (with the connecting cord and with the letters of its name) picture is courtesy of  "TheRevSteve” from Flickr who wrote to me:

The paintings on the ceiling at Waltham Abbey were done in 1859-60, designed by the architect William Burges and modelled on the ceiling in Peterborough Cathedral. They are painted on canvas which is fixed to the wooden ceiling.
The zodiac signs don't have astrological significance, rather they represent the months of the year as seen in the night sky, and they are flanked by pictures of the tasks appropriate in the months.

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