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Carpenter Apes

11 November, 2016

Three industrious apes construct a table in this late 15th Century German glass roundel at the Met Cloisters. It’s a rather whimsical scene to be found next to roundels of souls being tormented in hell, the crucifixion of various saints and tales from the Bible.

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Met Cloisters, New York City (2016)

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  1. Anonymous permalink
    12 November, 2016 12:22 pm

    I wonder if and if so how this scene was presented to the client for approval.

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