Altarpiece fragments: 15th century

Altarpiece fragments: 15th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

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Altarpiece fragments depicting the birth of John the Baptist. Thousands of altar-pieces and religious images were destroyed in the dissolution and iconoclastic purges of Edward VI. Most, like these painted alabaster fragments found imbedded in a brick culvert in Hart Street, were used for building rubble, but some were exported abroad.

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