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Lincoln Cathedral, south porch, vaulting

Lincoln Cathedral, south porch, vaulting

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1784

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15541

Item number: f.71

Length: 36.8

Width: 27

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

An outline view in ink of the interior vaulting of the galilee or original south porch of Lincoln Cathedral. One of the last additions to the church, the porch served several curious functions. Public penitents were stationed here for the community's opprobrium. The dead bodies of local gentry were sometimes deposited here prior to interment. And females were allowed to see the monks who were their relatives on the porch. It is from this last function that the porch gets its 'Galilee' appellation (from Matthew 28:7, 'He goeth before you into Galilee, there shall ye see him').

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