Metope, The Circus, Bath 97

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
 
12773
Collection Reference
 
c97
Original Width (mm)
 
50
Original Height (mm)
 
15
Collection Location
 
Private Collection

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