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The Production of Monuments

Nigel Saul

in English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199215980
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191710001 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215980.003.0004
 The Production of Monuments

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This chapter argues that the production of funerary sculpture should be regarded as one of the most important stone-related industries in medieval England. For the most part, the production of sculpted monuments appears to have been undertaken at quarries, although in some parts of England before the 14th century travelling sculptors may have been active. In the 15th century a vigorous industry in the production of alabaster monuments was based at Chellaston, near Derby. The evidence suggests that only the engraving of brasses was based in towns, perhaps because of the engravers' dependence on imported latten.

Keywords: quarries; incised slabs; brasses; alabaster; sculptors; funerary schulpture; Chellaston

Chapter.  11019 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Religion

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