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Monday, 15 February 2016

Ring in a new way of looking at the Hoard

Chapter 3 BW 33 bishop's handbell original The mysterious 3 pieces could be part of a hand bell. A Bishop would have to have a hand bell to call for prayer, signal a death or a baptism. Many hand bells have survived. They are described with references where they may be seen.
Probably not as mysterious as you might have believed.
Chapter 3 BW 37 serpent end of strip
So what is the explanation for this? A gaping snake is a clue to the possible origin of the Christian artwork.

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