UNEARTHED: NOTTINGHAM’S MEDIEVAL ALABASTERS. NOTTINGHAM CITY MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
This comprehensive catalogue reveals how 600 years ago the carving, painting and gilding of small alabaster panels on religious themes was a thriving industry in Nottingham.
Newly finished alabaster carvings were polished and pristine, brightly coloured and gilded. They were usually created for the church. Medieval churches glowed with candlelight and colour; with stained glass windows and painted wall decorations.
For a population that was largely unable to read, the alabaster carvings brought narratives from The Bible to life and made the stories of saints more real.
Includes full colour plates of the Collection held by Nottingham Museums and Galleries.
Situated on a natural hill, and built between 1580 and 1588, Wollaton Hall is one of the country's finest Grade 1 listed Elizabethan mansions. Located within the hall is the Natural History Museum housing wildlife exhibits and collections of rare and unique curiosity.
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