Carving of St Peter

Description
This sculpture shows St Peter as a bishop raising his right hand in a blessing. It was probably originally part of an important religious building. It was rediscovered in 2004 in a garden in Dowlish Wake where it was being used as a grave marker for a cat. Acquired with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund (www.vam.ac.uk/purchasegrantfund), the Art Fund, the Fairfield Trust and the Friends of the Museum of Somerset.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 137/2014
Simple Name
carving
Collection Country
England
Common Name
carving of St Peter
Production Country
England
Material
stone, oolitic limestone
Period Classification
Early Medieval (AD 410-1066)
Collection Class
Anglo-Saxon
Collection Contintent
Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
1000 (about)
Collection Parish
Dowlish Wake
Collection Town
Dowlish Wake
Collection County
Somerset
Inscription / Transcription
SC[SPE]TRUS
On Display
Museum of Somerset
Created At
2016-05-07 16:52:25
Updated At
2016-05-07 16:52:25

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