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Location type: cathedral
Location address: United Kingdom, Cheshire West and Chester
Number of texts: 3
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Made by Dromos | Reference Emil Werz
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The peculiar and mysterious architectural ornament of the Three Hares also occurs in churches including floor tiles at Chester Cathedral. The three hares is a circular motif appearing in sacred sites from the Middle and Far East to the churches of Devon, England (as the “Tinners’ Rabbits”), and historical synagogues in Europe. It is used as an architectural ornament, a religious symbol, and in other modern works of art or a logo for adornment (including tattoos), jewelry and a coat of arms on an escutcheon. It is viewed as a puzzle, a topology problem or a visual challenge, and has been rendered as sculpture, drawing, and painting.

Linked characteristics: Peculiar, Did you know...
Linked themes: Art, Philosophy, Religion, Legends and myths, Architecture

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Chester Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral and the mother church of the Diocese of Chester, It is located in the city of Chester, Cheshire, England. The cathedral (formerly the abbey church of a Benedictine monastery, dedicated to Saint Werburgh) is dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Since 1541 it has been the seat of the Bishop of Chester.

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Chester Cathedral Library is situated in three rooms in and around the cathedral in Chester, Cheshire, England. It has been in existence since the time of St Werburgh’s Abbey, the predecessor of the cathedral. The library was previously housed mainly in the chapter house of the cathedral, then in a room above the former King’s School. During the 2000s it was refurbished and partly rehoused. It is available for study and research, and is open for visits by organised groups.

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