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Christ in Glory

By Philip_H
Many thanks for all the clicks, comments and interest in the 'mighty and barbaric' baptismal font at North Grimston, North Yorkshire. I'm glad I'm not the only one that likes these ancient and rustic carvings - and yes, Jenn - they are joy to feel and connect with. I've popped part of the crucifixion panel from that font into my gallery for interest.

From the same artistic school and general area, is this font at the 12th century parish church of St Mary, Kirkburn, East Yorkshire.

The limestone font has decoration on two levels. On the upper a band of intersecting arches around the rim and figures including Christ in Glory held by two angels, St Peter receiving the keys from Christ and a baptism. On the lower level motifs include a cat pouncing on a mouse, and the Angnus Dei next to a man with a club leading a bull.

Best wishes,

Tags: Architecture East yorkshire Font Kirkburn Baptismal font Norman font Parish church of st mary Christ in glory Agnus dei

Voters: andylea, pdunstan_Greymoon, CarolG and 19 more

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 6:54PM
All the carving is very crude the beauty is undoubtable.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 7:06PM
Like faces from the past, peering through a window in time at us. Quite an eerie feeling.
Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2013 8:12PM
Great comments from Nathan and Moira, it gives you such a sense of History when you see artifacts such as these and to think they have survived so much war and destruction over the years for us still be able to see them. Lovely Philip.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
8 Mar 2013 8:13PM
Impressive fonts and very well captured, Philip.

abeeror2 6 23 Australia
8 Mar 2013 8:34PM
Well presented and interesting detail, good work!Smile
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
8 Mar 2013 8:59PM
Excellent details and a fascinating artifact.

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
8 Mar 2013 11:17PM
I like the childish simplicity of the figures a lot. Another well taken shot.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
9 Mar 2013 12:17AM
Am likeing the close up, very easy to read!
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
9 Mar 2013 5:09AM
These images are so special Philip - and I may never have seen them if not for you !! Thanx for enriching our lives by not only your photos but also your write ups !!
Herge88 11 40 4 England
9 Mar 2013 11:14AM
An interesting commentary and as always great detail in the stonework with plenty to look at.

Best Matt
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
9 Mar 2013 12:22PM
Very interesting shot. Also makes you look at the Lascaux cave paintings with new eyes.

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