Kirkburn, St Mary's Church
(East Yorkshire)

12th century

Limestone. 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 Agnus Dei next to a man with a club leading a bull.

Bibliography :
Mann, F., 1985. Early Medieval Church Sculpture: A Study of 12th Century Fragments in East Yorkshire (Beverley), 28-32
Pevsner, D. and Neave, D., 1995. The Buildings of England, Yorkshire: York and the East Riding (London, Penguin), 583

(Photos: © P. Ottaway)


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