Friday, 16 January 2015

Anglo-Saxon Relief

This Anglo-Saxon relief sculpture of St Peter, carved in Oolitic limestone in the 10th or 11th century, was found in a garden in Dowlish Wake, a village near Ilminster, serving as a makeshift gravestone for the owner's cat! The Museum of Somerset raised £150,000 to buy it, with the help of an Art Fund grant. Tomorrow it goes on display in the Museum (CLICK).


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