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Monuments: B

1. Breedon

RecordAuthor Máirín Mac Carron
ISODate 2002-07-22
Date 22 July 2002
PictureCredit Jane Hawkes
County Leicestershire
Townland Breedon
OSMapRef SK 405225
Area England
GeneralContext Panel.
Location church at Breedon.
GeneralDescription These are fragments on a wall panel, at the east end of the south aisle. This is dated to the early ninth century.
GeneralDescription It is suggested that the figure in the centre is Mary. This figure is set in an architectural frame of a double arch supported on cushion-like capitals and bases. The head is draped in a veil and does not have a halo. She is holding her right hand in blessing and is holding a book in her left.
GeneralDescription The three figures on the left of Mary are haloed, their hair is long, and they are dressed identically. Two of them may be carrying scrolls and the other is carrying a book.
GeneralDescription The three figures on the right of Mary seem to be moving to the right. They all seem to be carrying books. The figure on the right is dressed like the figures on the left of Mary. The other two are dressed differently. They seem to be wearing an overgarment, where the frill hem seems to be at about calf level.

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