True to God and King: Alabaster Heads of St. John in Late Medieval England

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2014-07-31

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Currier, Janice Arlee

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Sculpted alabaster tablets depicting the head of St. John the Baptist on a charger, such as the Spilsbury alabaster now in the collection of the University of Victoria's Maltwood Museum and Gallery, were produced in large numbers in fifteenth-century England. Important as examples of private devotional art, they were probably first made as minor works subsidiary to alabaster monument and altarpiece production.

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Alabaster sculpture, England, Medieval, 500-1500

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