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Once part of an arch, this stone is overgrown with oak leaves and acorns. The church was alive with these carvings of flora and fauna – vivid images of God’s work that brought people closer to the divine. Oak may have symbolised strength, faith and endurance. The carving is realistic, clearly shaped by masons who were familiar with this tree.
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Date Made
Circa 13th Century
Period
Dimensions
424 x 209 x 273mm
w 60kg (w 132 1/4lbs)
Property Information
Accession No
ELG/v/21

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