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Re: Rosslyn Chapel Offer Up Another Surprise
At 14:03 10/08/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I just looked at this angel picture. Are the carvings really painted
>different colors? And the eyes also? I just checked two books I have and I
>can't see any color. How was this done? OR why?
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>Date: Sunday, August 08, 1999 4:09 PM
>Subject: Rosslyn Chapel Offer Up Another Surprise
> >I am a new member of the Sinclair Discussion list. Unlike most members of
>the Sinclair family, I have to go back 19 generations to Mary Sinclair to
>make the connection, the daughter of Prince Henry Sinclair.
> >In February of this year, I made my first visit to Rosslyn Chapel. Like
>most visitors I took several photographs of the chapel. Two of the
>photographs I took were carvings in the sacristy that someone in recent
>times painted. One was an angel that, when enlarged, revealed blood-like
>stains which flowed from what appeared to be a wound to the right side of
>the angel's forehead. If you are interested in seeing this photograph, you
>are invited to proceed to the following address:
> >At this point in time, I cannot explain how these stains came about. The
>wound that is implied by the flow of the blood-like stains closely
>corresponds in location to that depicted in the carving of the apprentice.
>The blood-like stains have gone un-noticed until now, based on information I
>have received from people close to Rosslyn Chapel.
> >I will keep you posted on the status of this discovery in the futures.
> >Ward Ginn
> >Yes, Laurel, the carvings in the lower crypt are painted. It is believed
that all the carvings may have been painted before the Ministry of Public
Buildings and Works universally applied a cement wash to the interior
the Chapel proper in 1954 with such disastrous results.
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