Northampton, St Peter's Church
c. 1140

Oolitic limestone. The central motif on this richly carved slab is a male head with moustaches from whose mouth issue stalks with leaves and flowers. Lower down the stalks loop around a beast and winged monster both biting their tails. At the base there is a dog attacking a stag. Above the head are two medallions, one containing a lion and the other interlaced strips.
Dimensions: L. 1.37m, W.450, T.160mm

Bibliography :
Zarnecki, G., 1984. in G. Zarnecki, J. Holt, and T. Holland, English Romanesque Art, (Arts Council of Great Britain) 180, 142
St Peter's Church, Northampton

(Photo: © R. A. Hall)

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