Carving of St Paul by Unknown Artist

Carving of St Paul carrying a sword and a book.

Details

Medium:
Alabaster
Dimensions:
42 cm
Art Fund grant:
£375 ( Total: £750)
Acquired in:
1969

It was discovered during the demolition of an old cottage at Bergh Apton, Norfolk, hidden behind the brickwork of a fireplace. Probably one of a pair (the other being St Peter) at Medieval Church of Bergh Apton or from a reredos with the 12 Apostles. Still bears much of the original paintwork. Probably hidden to escape destruction during the iconoclastic reign of Edward VI.

Venue details

Museum of Norwich at The Bridewell Bridewell Alley, NORWICH Norfolk NR2 1AQ 01603 629127 www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4.40)

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