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Abergavenny 2

Yesterday's picture showed the outside of St Mary's Church in Abergavenny. Inside is this interesting medieval sculpture. I hope you can read the enlarged notice that I pasted in.


Abergavenny 2

Yesterday's picture showed the outside of St Mary's Church in Abergavenny. Inside is this interesting medieval sculpture. I hope you can read the enlarged notice that I pasted in.


comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Oct 2012, 02:23
Interesting that no-one has noticed they have mis-spelled the bloke's name, Bill.
Bill Phillips: I see you are sharp enough to spot that Ray.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Oct 2012, 06:17
Yes, I can - an interesting recumbent figure - I never saw him supported by an angel - that is unique! Did you see the Jesse genealogical tree sculpture at the entrance of our Lambertikirche? Sorry, I cannot listen to the video.
Bill Phillips: I don't think i did Philine. I have never seen anything quite like this before. Shame you can't listen to the video as it is a good song.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 4 Oct 2012, 06:20
The original piece much have been massive, Bill
Bill Phillips: One dirty great big tree apparently.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Oct 2012, 06:47
This is terrific stuff: I shall make a point of going over there next year
Bill Phillips: I think you should.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 4 Oct 2012, 08:28
I can read it and thank you for the scale of the lettering Bill. I am distracted by the lady below but dare not press play in case it is rude.
Bill Phillips: Fear not Chad. It is a song by Janis Ian that I like very much. No naughty pictures
An interesting sculpture indeed Bill, quite unusual in my mind.
Bill Phillips: I have never seen anything like it before Fred
I thought you were showing us a kitty. Pity.
Bill Phillips: Wood is nice too Mary
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Oct 2012, 10:02
Sleeping like a log then ;o) I remember Janis Ian - I believe John Peel was a fan!
Bill Phillips: So was I. I have a couple of her albums. She appeared at Huntingdon Hall in Worcester recently but I couldn't go.
Wow, that's an impressive sculpture! So glad you enlarged the text, Bill smile
Bill Phillips: I thought people might find it interesting and I am far too lazy to type it all out
This is what you need Bill ,a rest and so do we .
Bill Phillips: Sooner you go back to Teignmouth the better.
Interesting read and image, it must have taken patience, skill and loads of time to create the entire sculpture
Bill Phillips: It's mind boggling really
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Oct 2012, 12:33
What an impressive sculpture, it must have been amazing before it was dismantled
Bill Phillips: I couldn't quite imagine what it must have been like
It's good to see something a bit different from the obvious traditional sculptures in a church ... but then it is what is to be expected and accepted in a church.
Bill Phillips: It was not something I have ever seen the like of before
Sad that we cannot credit the artist for his extraordinary work, Bill. Imagine carving this from a single piece of oak and producing one of the finest medieval sculptures in the world.
Bill Phillips: It is sad that his work is not credited to him as we don't know who he was. One of many unrecorded craftsmen
What a magnificent find Bill, thanks for bringing it to us. It is often surprising what one finds in churches that one doesn't expect.
Bill Phillips: It was a surprise Brian. It is a very interesting church.
Quite an original sculpture Bill!
Bill Phillips: Certainly is Richard.
Very nice
Bill Phillips: Thanks Gail. It was very impressive
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Oct 2012, 08:05
Wht an incredible piece of work. Let;s hope that it's treated against woodworm.
Bill Phillips: I would think any woodworm would struggle to penetrate this, it is probably as hard as iron. grin
A fine sculpture and an interesting piece. Lovely song, too - I hadn't heard of Janis Ian, but now I'll go looking for her!
Amazing carving skills here, Bill.
Bill Phillips: It is indeed Graeme

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