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Burial in the cathedral was reserved for bishops and earls, ladies and lords. They paid for splendid memorials to mark their distinguished graves.

Medieval tomb slabs were a call for prayers – in the hope that these would help the soul of the deceased pass quickly through Purgatory and into Heaven.

This small stone is probably part of a larger grave slab. The heraldic emblems include three cross-crosslets fitchée, three stars, a crescent and a boar’s head. The initials ‘MS’ are carved below the shield.
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Date Made
17th Century
360 x 260 x 110mm
w 18kg (w 39 11/16lbs)
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The "daggers" are actually cross-crosslets fitchee.

- James Dempster

Posted on 14-03-2018 08:20:35