15th Century Nottinghamshire Alabaster Relief Sculpture

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

For collectors of rare and unique items, we have recently added a very special sculpture to our stock sourced from a private collection.
Have a look at this extremely rare English Nottinghamshire Alabaster Relief Sculpture from the 15th Century. Nottinghamshire alabaster refers to the small English religious carvings that were seen during the 14th Century right through to the early 16th Century.
This magnificent alabaster relief depicts the head of St John the Baptist flanked by St Peter and St Thomas on either side holding the key to heaven a crossed staff respectively. At the bottom, you have Christ appearing as the man of sorrows rising from his tomb and two angels at the top are seen carrying away the saint’s soul in a napkin.
This sculpture is in very good condition, relatively untouched with traces of the original gilding still evident. It is a museum quality sculpture with a similar example shown in the V&A Museum, London.
This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance. Contact us for more information about this particular piece of historic art.