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Panel 03 - Signature panel; man with compasses
Description:
Another intriguing and frustrating 'signature' panel. A man at work (note his cloak tied up at his back, in contrast with the celebrating figures in the preceding panel). He stands at a work bench on which is a flat disk of some sort, onto which are scribed concentric circles and radiating spokes (which, if one extends the missing parts, would divide the circle into 16 parts.) He holds a pair of compasses as if to measure the distance between the lines. Not obviously a draper, with whom these panels are normally associated. Could be some kind of primitive instrument maker? Or perhaps a glazier laying out the vidimus for a rose window. Answers on a postcard...