Birds, Beasts and Mysteries

An illustrated talk by Gavin Bell

1st December 2022 at 19:15 at Rubislaw Church Centre, 1 Beaconsfield Place, Aberdeen AB15 4AB

Among the adornments on the outside of a Christian church, you would generally expect to see statues of saints, or illustrations of Biblical stories – but if the church happens to be from the Romanesque period in Italy, you might be disappointed.  In fact, you might be quite surprised by the mixture of symbols, some fairly recognisable, some enigmatic – and some frankly pagan which are to be found.