Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Medieval Month of October

This panel depicting the month of October comes from a 12th century series of wall paintings of the months of the year in the church at Lignières en Touraine. The month is characterised by the annual task of gathering walnuts.

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  1. It's interesting to note that the name of the month is spelled à l'anglaise. At that time this part of France was under English domination!

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    1. I assume it's actually the Latin, but thanks for bringing that to my attention - I hadn't noticed.

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    2. I noticed it was in English, and assumed the same reason as you.

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  2. Is it possible to find pictures of the rest of these (though I read December and January had been destroyed)? I'd like to use them as inspiration for a series of ceramic tiles, a winter project I'm looking forward to starting. I looked on the church's website but only found descriptions of the images rather than pictures of them. Many Thanks!

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    1. We've got photos of all of them and would be happy to send them. Can you email me privately, then I can send them to your email? (click on the link with my name on the right side bar).

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