Saturday, 4 September 2010

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John each have their own symbol as shown on the base of this lectern at Killerton Chapel in Devon.

Matthew is represented by an angel or a man.

Mark is represented by a lion.

Luke is represented by an ox.

John is represented by an eagle.


  1. Very interesting that the authors of the 4 gospels are portrayed the same as the being that Ezekiel saw, and also is described bu John in revelation! I did a painting of these 4 flowing into each other.
    I love wood sculptures. Have a great weekend.

  2. Symbolism! How I love it! I have a small book "Symbol-Fibel" (in German) from 1957, a guide or help to understand medieval sculptures and paintings. I have learnt quite a few things from its pages.

  3. There's a similar set of carvings in the chapel at Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight...lovely to see the glossy old wooden carvings.
    Canadian Chickadee


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