Friday indulgence - Medieval Polychromy
It's Friday we can indulge ourselves with a visual treat. The late fifteenth century nave roof at Salle in Norfolk has an extraordinary amount of its original medieval polychromy. Much of the work is a powdering of standard motifs, the IHS, crowned MR's (Maria Regina) for Our Lady - but there are lots of gorgeous tendrils of foliage between. Then a fabulous series of bosses, angels and grotesque heads. Of course the colours have softened down over the years, but the effect of the colouring is still striking.