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Medieval Alabaster Bishops Hands Clasped In Prayer

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QuirkyMedieval Alabaster Bishops Hands Clasped In Prayer

A rare fragment from a medieval English Bishop or Archbishop's tomb, most likely vandalised during the reformation or later civil war. The hands would have been part of an alabaster effigy of the deceased Prelate and the hands always clasped in prayer. Here you can see the person is wearing Episcopal gloves, depicting 'IHS' and with a Bishop's ring.

14th Century

Measures: 22cm wide x 14cm deep x 12cm high

 

Stock Code MP28