Metope, The Circus, Bath 114

Metope, The Circus, Bath 114
2 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 15cm

Description

Above the doorways, a band of 525 mysterious motifs, known as metopes, encircle the Circus, each one engaging historians and theorists as to their meaning. Freemasonry and alchemy the most popular, simple copies from a contemporary pattern book the least romantic, these unique symbols combined with the visionary architecture of John Wood, makes the Circus one of the most important buildings of its time. Photographed by Rob Yeatman.

Image Details

Image Reference
 
12790
Collection Reference
 
c114
Original Width (mm)
 
50
Original Height (mm)
 
15
Collection Location
 
Private Collection

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