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Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    Bridekirk (made)

  • Date:

    third quarter of the 12th century (made)
    ca. 1863 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Credit Line:

    Given by FBL Dykes, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.1863-26

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Plaster cast of a stone font carved with a representation of the Baptism of Christ, symbolical beasts, the figure of the sculptor, and a runic inscription, third quarter of the 12th century, from St Bridget's Church, Bridekirk, Cumbria, England.

Place of Origin

Bridekirk (made)

Date

third quarter of the 12th century (made)
ca. 1863 (cast)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Marks and inscriptions

Runic inscription
'Richard wrought me and carefully brought me to this beauty'

Dimensions

Height: 64 cm

Object history note

Given by F.B.L. Dykes, Esq in 1863

Descriptive line

Plaster cast of a stone font carved with a representation of the Baptism of Christ, symbolical beasts, the figure of the sculptor, and a runic inscription, third quarter of the 12th century, from St Bridget's Church, Bridekirk, Cumbria, cast ca.1863

Subjects depicted

Mythological beasts; Fonts (religious building fixtures); Figures (representations)

Categories

Sculpture; Architecture; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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