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Two more knights, one with a device (unreadable) on his shield, fight with swords to the right of the picture. To the left of them, an only faintly visible knight on a yellow horse is forced backwards in his saddle by the lance of his opponent, who is Allegorical Joust, Claverley, detail [67KB] visible at the right of the lower photograph, very upright on his red mount despite striking home with his lance. The contrast between his evidently perfect balance and that of his destabilised adversary may indicate that this is Temperance v. Luxury (or Excess) a conflict often represented by a firmly upright figure and a tottering, unbalanced one.

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 Tristram’s drawing¹.

The Claverley frieze’s Allegorical Joust, Claverley, detail [64KB] 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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