What ever it is to me the from/sword is puposely carved to look as if it his hanging infront of the figure. I would love to see the granite? close up as it displays very low amounts of biotite mica, the small back bits, or at leas micro- crystalline. This implies a fairly quick cooling of the volcanic melt, the batholith of Darmoor cooled slowly and has much bigger crystals.
From: Malcolm J Watkins <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, 2 February 2012, 8:27
Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Mystery figure
With apologies to Cheryl, to whom this will have come twice:
Regarding the sword/fold, is this not likely to be a crude representation of
a palm frond, which was a medieval signal for a martyr saint?
-----Original Message----- From: Quinn, Cheryl
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2012 11:11 AM Subject: Re: Mystery figure
A fold in cloth rather than a sword me thinks ... But I am quite happy to be proven wrong :)