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 Monumental Effigies.Monumental Figures. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Monumental Figures.
 
No. 1.   1
   (1) Those in stone, with plain sloping roofs, and without inscriptions, are the oldest.   2
   (2) In 1160 these plain prismatic roofs began to be ornamented.   3
   (3) In the same century the sloping roofs gave place to armorial bearings.   4
   (4) In the thirteenth century we see flat roofs, and figures carved on the lids.   5
   (5) The next stage was an arch, built over the monument to protect it.   6
   (6) The sixth stage was a chapel annexed to the church.   7
   (7) The last stage was the head bound and feet tied, with children at the base, or cherubims at the feet.   8
 


 Monumental Effigies.Monumental Figures. 

 
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