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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 with angel.
Location church at Breedon.
GeneralDescription Panel with angel, dated to about 800 A.D.
GeneralDescription This sculpture is different to the others at Breedon. The frame has a round arch which is set on rounded cupped capitals. These are supported on flat pilaster-like features and stepped bases. The angel steps firmly outside the architectural frame. His right hand is raised in blessing and he has a trilobed rod in his left. There are two stiff plants with scooped leaves and ball flowers at his feet. His hair is curled and bound in a filet. The drapery folds on the figure are bold and tubular with complex crumpled hemlines.

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