Altarpiece

Flecks of red, blue and gold paint cling to the grooves in this colourful sculpture depicting the Holy Trinity. York’s craftspeople chose the finest materials to ensure the crispest of finishes. The quality of the alabaster used has helped to preserve the original colour. The two richly dressed benefactors show at the bottom of the scene may have paid for the altarpiece to be constructed.*

*from an information board next to the altarpiece

8 Comments CherryPie on May 14th 2018

8 Responses to “Alabaster Altarpiece”

  1. Hels says:

    Was the very skilful sculptural work damaged by vandals eg iconoclasts? war? fire?

  2. Astrid says:

    Wonderful details here, Cherry. Too bad it is damaged.

  3. The Yum List says:

    Interesting piece.

  4. The one in the park? Ha ha… I didn’t visit it.
    I went to the Railway Museum instead. :)

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