Stone Mortar

A stone mortar with projecting corner lugs and a flat base.

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Figure sculpture (Sedes Sapentia)

A carved, lime wood, polychrome Virgin and Child. The figure of the Virgin is seated and the infant Jesus would have rested on her lap on her left. However the figure of the Infant was removed at some point and all that remains is a portion of his feet. The Virgin is wearing a co

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Gilded Bronze Chasse

A chasse, perhaps a jewellery box, in bronze. It is house-shaped, heavily gilded and with the original lock and key. The roof cresting has a keyhole pattern with three finials, one at either end and one in the middle terminating in knobs. The surface is decorated with angels insi

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Painting, God the Father

This panel depicts God the Father and probably formed part of a larger piece depicting the Trinity. If this figure did form part of the Trinity, the composition was probably of the type made famous by the Trinity of Masaccio (1425-8) in Florence, in which God the Father is depict

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Engraved Disc showing prelate

A silver disc showing a kneeling prelate before an altar with an open book and a crucifix. An angel supports his head from behind. Behind the prelate a crest with a lion rampant hangs from an unidentified device. Long, knotted tassels hang on either side of the shield.

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Relief carving of St. James

A figure of St James [Sant Iago] of Compostela in jet. This was a souvenir of a pilgrimage to the shrine of St James at Santiago de Compostela, Spain. St James stands barefooted, with a kneeling pilgrim or disciple to one side. The saint clasps a staff in his right hand, from whi

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Stained Glass of Angel holding a book

A stained-glass panel, of Christ showing the wounds of the Passion. Christ stands within a sunburst, with the arms held out, palms showing with blood dripping from them. Blood also flows from a wound in His side. The figure of Christ is surrounded with panels of stylized flowers.

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Whalebone Plaque of St Michael

A plaque in whalebone showing an angel, perhaps St Michael, holding a key on a chain and subduing a she-devil. Possibly Scandinavian.

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Limoges Relquary chasse

A Limoges chasse or reliquary in enamelled bronze. The front is decorated with a scene showing the murder of St Martial who was one of the patron saints of Limoges, and the ends with figures of saints standing between roundels. Both the back of the chasse and of the lid also show

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