The latter church exhibits them also on an abacus of the
same doorway. From comparison of these examples it seems evident that
these sleeves were not pendent as the sleeves of a surplice are pendent,
but that rather they are like the maniple of a Priest, looped over the
(3) Musician playing fiddle. The shape of the bow resembles
that of an archer in (8).
(4) Seated figure filling jug from cask on trestles.
(5) Seated figure who may be playing a game such as throwing
dice on a board resting on his knees. Dr. James suggests that he is
playing on a flat dulcimer. I take the four incised lines above the board
to be part of his clothing.
(6) A very puzzling subject, representing perhaps the bust of
a man in a sleeveless leather jerkin. The three incisions above may be his
right hand, or possibly denote a beard. I can make no suggestion as to his
(7) A rustic with large stupid head covered by a soft hat with a brim. His mouth is open. He seems to be doing some kind of
(8) Archer in action, with cap covering the back of his head.
He stands with legs well apart holding his bow with the left hand. His
shaft has sped. The wrist of his shirt is visible. He wears a kilt to the
knees, the pleats of which are shown. His bow is of medium size, about
4ft. 6ins. long.
(9) Blacksmith, carpenter or mason striking an object with an
iron headed hammer.
(10) A figure with staff and large bundle probably hooked on to it.
(11) A man with a bird, perhaps a hawk, on the palm of the right
hand. In the left hand he seems
1 Mr. Romilly Allen, in Reliquary ii.,
N.S., draws attention to the knotted ends of these sleeves at Riccall and
Brayton, also in MS. Nero C. IV in the Brit. Mus.