table of the lord

領主と客人の食卓

17 June 1986, United Kingdom
900th Anniversary of Domesday Book / The Lord
design: Tayburn Design / illustrations: Magnus Lohkamp

My eyes are caught by the dog under the table with large bone in its mouth. This dinner scene is showing the wealth of a Lord in 11th century. Musicians and a fool are there to entertain his guests, including a monk with sandals.

I have been reading the history of Britain recently – well, 29 years has passed since I started to live in the UK, it might be good timing to know more and understand better about this society!

テーブルの下で太い骨をくわえている犬にまず目が行きますが、イノシシの頭が供されているこのディナーは11世紀の貴族の晩餐です。ミュージシャンや道化師つきでもてなされている客の中には、特徴的な髪型でサンダルばきの修道僧もいて、当時のパワーハウスが描かれています。

イギリスに住み始めて29年がたった今、英国史の本を読み始めました(ようやく!)。この国の不可思議なあれこれを理解する助けになるのか、、、ならないか??

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