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Norman tympanum, Quenington

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Norman tympanum, Quenington
Cotswolds - Quenington, Gloucestershire, England
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The little church of St Swithun in the pretty Cotswold village of Quenington is famous for its pair of Norman doorways. The north door is topped by a wonderfully intricate tympanum depicting the Harrowing of Hell. Here, Christ is shown thrusting a spear into the Devil's mouth while three figures rise from their graves. Behind the Devil is the Mouth of Hell, looking rather like a gaping whale's mouth.

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