A Wentworth Wooden Puzzle of the Bishop’s Eye stained glass window in the South Transept of Lincoln Cathedral.
Two great rose windows face one another across the north-south transept of Lincoln Cathedral. The north rose is known as the Dean’s Eye and the south rose as the Bishop’s Eye. They were first made in the early 13th century and are described in the contemporary Life of St Hugh of Lincoln as “the two eyes of the church”.
As “north represents the devil, and south the Holy Spirit,” it goes on, “it is in these directions that the two eyes look. The bishop faces the south in order to invite in, and the dean the north in order to shun; the one takes care to be saved, the other takes care not to perish. With these Eyes the cathedral’s face is on watch for the lights of Heaven and the darkness of Oblivion.
This finely cut premium quality jigsaw will make a treasured gift or souvenir. Each puzzle includes delightfully entertaining Wentworth ‘whimsy’ shapes and irregular pieces for an irresistible and rewarding challenge.
The pieces are individually cut in the UK from 3mm wooden board which comes from forests managed on a sustainable basis. They are a pleasure to handle and slot together beautifully.
The box measures 21cm square and the finished jigsaw measures approximately 36cm x 25cm.
Not suitable for children under 36 months