The arches of the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral.
 
 

Trani Cathedral

Detail of a corbel at Trani Cathedral, 1099 onwards. Novelty was something that craftsmen and patrons prized, and even though the buildings of a period or style tend to have things in common, they also have what makes them unique. The elephant carved on this corbel, must have been even more eye-catching in the 12th century when it was made than it is today.

Detail of a corbel at Trani Cathedral, 1099 onwards. (For more information about the building see Paradox Place).

Novelty was something that craftsmen and patrons prized, and even though the buildings of a period or style tend to have things in common, they also have what makes them unique. The elephant carved on this corbel must have been even more eye-catching in the 12th century when it was made than it is today.