Roof bosses


Harvey, 'York Guildhall' 165

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'Many of the carvings were grotesques, a large number included figures playing musical instruments, and most interesting of all, several appeared to portray characters from the Mummers' Play or Morris Dancers. In addition to these...were eight bosses of a commemorative character. Three of them were heraldic and represented : (i) the Royal Arms supported by two angels -- the arms are curiously reversed, dexter for sinister throughout; (ii) Argent: a chevron engrailed azure, impaling azure a band argent (the tinctures having been repainted are doubtful; can this have been intended for the arms of the Guild of St. Christopher?); (iii) the City of York. The other five bosses were charged with merchants' marks , which have not yet been identified.'
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