Apr. 22nd, 2017
Another headstone from Kemsing. Clearly from the same workshop- and using much the same pattern as the Wigzell stone- but, equally clearly, by two different hands- with the carving on the right appreciably less naturalistic than that on the left. I wonder whether master and apprentice worked side by side or separately- perhaps with an interval of years.
It's a double headstone, commemorating husband and wife, with a heart/cherub's head in the middle, linking the two roughly symmetrical halves at the top. Double headstones are common enough but I don't think I've seen anything like that linking motif before. It's like a Valentine's Day card in stone.