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To the left of this pairing (below), a knight on a dapple grey horse unhorses another on a yellow one, who hangs upside down from his saddle. Patience overcoming Anger? The yellow horse - meeting the dapple literally head-on - has a distinctly malign expression, just discernible here perhaps and rather clearer on the wall and in Tristrams drawing¹.
The Claverley friezes resemblance to the embroidery called the Bayeux Tapestry has been remarked on many times, but there is probably no connection with that. Font sculpture - Tristram cites the fonts of Southrop (Glos.) and Stanton Fitzwarren (Wilts.), which apparently have carved representations of knights in armour (I have not seen them) as parallel examples - and miniature painting from the ninth to the twelfth centuries is another likely source for this kind of frieze.
¹Tristram 1, plate 72
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