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King John

  • Object:

    Plaster cast

  • Place of origin:

    England (sculpted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1240 (sculpted)
    ca. 1852-1854 (cast)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plaster cast

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Trustees of Crystal Palace

  • Museum number:

    REPRO.A.1938-11

  • Gallery location:

    On display at the Temple Church, London

Physical description

Plaster cast of the Effigy of King John in Purbeck marble, ca. 1240, from Worcester Cathedral, cast ca. 1852-4
Length 101 cm
Given by the Trustees of Crystal Palace in 1938

Place of Origin

England (sculpted)

Date

ca. 1240 (sculpted)
ca. 1852-1854 (cast)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Plaster cast

Dimensions

Length: 101 cm, Length: 1970 mm, Width: 775 ml, Height: 340 mm

Object history note

Given by the Trustees of Crystal Palace in 1938

Historical context note

The two small figures of bishops represent St Oswald and St Wulfstan, between whose shrines the King was buried.

Descriptive line

Plaster cast of the Effigy of King John in Purbeck marble, ca. 1240, from Worcester Cathedral, cast ca. 1852-4

Subjects depicted

Sepulchral monuments; Figures (representations)

Categories

Sculpture; Death; Royalty

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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