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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
a soulful dog
This dog sits and reflects in the Museum of Notre Dame Strasbourg. Though it was created during medieval times, when animals were not formally considered to have souls, I feel sure that the sculptor believed otherwise.
The head is, I find, quite sensitively modelled for medieval work, though the elongation and simplicity of the body is very much of the time.
Notre-Dame de Strasbourg was constructed from 1176 to 1439, and for two centuries was the world's tallest building. Here is the website of the Cathedral Museum. (In French, of course!)