September 13th, 2013

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Colour

I love this terracotta panel, on display in the V&A Museum. If I remember rightly it is fifteenth century. This form of highly coloured pressed terracotta panels were cheaper than hand woven tapestry, or painted panels, so allowing more churches to have wonderfully decorated walls .

terracotta 1

The thing I like most about this particular panel is how very real all the faces are - here is a close-up -

terracotta 2