As I walked around Chichester Cathedral this afternoon I started off taking photos of the architecture. However, when I got to the tomb of Richard Fitzalan, the third Earl of Arundel, and his wife, I took some photographs of the lion and dog that lie at their feet. I've often noticed this on large tombs in churches and wondered why the effigies frequently have a creature of some description at their feet. This got me thinking so I did another circuit of the Cathedral, looking for such tombs and found two more. If anyone knows why this is such a common feature of tombs like these I'd be interested to know and it'd be fascinating to hear from my other Photoblog friends if this is a peculiarly British tradition.
Companions in death
by Helen Hooker January. 14, 2016 2407 views