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Posted on 11/09/20 09:02:22 AM
Steve Caplin
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Challenge 823: The bishop's box
I was intrigued by this carved wooden box found in a church in France. Of particular interest is the bible and mitre carved on top.

But what might this box contain? Why does it have air holes? And can you think of any other ecclesiastical items of carved wood that might also adorn the lid?

High res is here.



Posted on 11/09/20 2:05:24 PM
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Re: Challenge 823: The bishop's box
Just to remind you all that Steve is still using the Kodak Brownie 127 he was given as a kid.

Posted on 11/09/20 4:10:33 PM
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Re: Challenge 823: The bishop's box
still using Kodak Brownie 127




Here's another snap he made with a Brownie Hawkeye from a few years earlier....







Posted on 11/09/20 5:57:10 PM
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Quickly done "L". Very appealing image.

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Posted on 11/09/20 8:14:56 PM
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Re: Challenge 823: The bishop's box
Thanks dwindt... I had made an animation, but after reading Mariner's comment this popped into my head.

Posted on 12/09/20 12:53:38 PM
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Posted on 12/09/20 7:33:00 PM
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Lovely. Your mouse is in search of Cheeses!...


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Posted on 12/09/20 9:02:07 PM
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dwindt wrote:
Lovely. Your mouse is in search of Cheeses!...





Perhaps he's in search of answers...

Posted on 13/09/20 08:22:52 AM
Nick Curtain
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Re: Challenge 823: The bishop's box
Love the mouse Loyd and the lovely lighting too.

I'm puzzled about what this could be used for and, moreover, why the edges do not align with the octagon wooden base. I wonder if the box is designed to rotate given the apparent gap between the darker plinth and the base?? No success on Google, so perhaps Steve could enlighten us. The location may give some clues.

Nick


Posted on 13/09/20 5:58:56 PM
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Re: Challenge 823: The bishop's box
Two weeks ago I did a computer game. I thought it was just a one off, but Ingrid and I have been re-playing the House of Da Vinci series and the minute I saw this bizarre box and its setting it just screamed game at me!

I spent FAR too long on this but loved every minute .........



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Posted on 13/09/20 7:46:28 PM
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Would make an ideal collection box Nick. That way the communion can ensure the bishop's head is full of common sense (cents) before all sermons.


Lovely image David. I'm glad to know i'm not the only elderly gamer. My son introduced me to For Honor. A very intense dueling game. In my job, I don't get much time to exercise. This game takes care of that, much to the delight of any on lookers.


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Posted on 13/09/20 9:55:45 PM
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Re: Challenge 823: The bishop's box
DavidMac wrote:

I spent FAR too long on this but loved every minute .........



You obviously spent a fair amount of time on it David... well done!



Posted on 13/09/20 11:58:35 PM
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David wrote
...I spent FAR too long on this but loved every minute ...

This is the best work you have done for a while David. Excellenr!


Posted on 14/09/20 11:53:38 AM
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Re: Challenge 823: The bishop's box
dwindt wrote:
Lovely. Your mouse is in search of Cheeses!...



Blessed are the cheesemakers!

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Posted on 14/09/20 11:55:13 AM
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That is smashing work Dave - I would love to play that game!

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Posted on 14/09/20 12:43:07 PM
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Re: Challenge 823: The bishop's box

I took this box as a reliquary. Generally they are gold or silver but I have seen wooden ones. Anyway, the bishop only displays his relics once a year and seems today is the day

Loyd, the mouse is so cute! David, that is exquisite. I'd play that if it was a real game. Must look into the House of Da Vinci game. Haven't heard of that but sounds interesting.


http://vimeo.com/457721775



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Posted on 14/09/20 12:43:36 PM
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Posted on 14/09/20 1:46:50 PM
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Re: Challenge 823: The bishop's box
Anna, reflections and lighting of the gold pieces are wonderful... very nice indeed!

Posted on 14/09/20 2:25:23 PM
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Blessed are the cheesemakers!


Holey cheese makers


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Posted on 14/09/20 2:33:49 PM
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Anna, I wish I could see your video clips at work. They are always very creative.

Love the models. Those holes were pretty tricky getting them to keep their shape.

Is that a procedural texture or just a wood texture map that you've applied. It's a lovely texture. Well done.


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