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
Collection Class
Anglo-Saxon
Common Name
carving of St Peter
Simple Name
carving
Period Classification
Early Medieval (AD 410-1066)
Production Date
1000 (about)
Production Country
England
Production Continent
Europe
Material
stone, oolitic limestone
Collection Parish
Dowlish Wake
Collection Town
Dowlish Wake
Collection County
Somerset
Collection Country
England
Collection Continent
Europe
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