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First floor. Interior detail of North room ceiling panel in No.3 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh.

SC 689498

Description First floor. Interior detail of North room ceiling panel in No.3 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh.

Catalogue Number SC 689498

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 43449 CN

Scope and Content Detail of ceiling panel in north room on first floor, No 3 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh No 3 Rothesay Terrace was built in 1876, and reconstructed in 1883 to designs by the architect Arthur George Sydney Mitchell (1856-1930). It was the home of John Ritchie Findlay, the proprietor of 'The Scotsman' newspaper. This photograph shows the part of the painted ceiling representing 'December'. The zodiac sign of Capricorn, the goat, fills the central roundel. Peasants digging the ground fill the panel behind, and represent the appropriate 'labour of the month'. 'Labours of the months' have been used as ways of representing the months of the year since early medieval times. They were first used in Psalters, and later in tapestry design. Zodiac signs relate to the position of the stars in each month of the year. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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