Archive for the tag 'Yorkshire Museum'

A 28 year old man, Lucius Duccius Rufinus, from Viennes in France died in Eboracum after a career as the standard bearer for the Ninth Legion. The soldier carrying the standard of the legion would have been a central target for the enemy.*

The army had its own specialist craftsmen. Tilers made floor and roof tiles [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 5th 2018

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 [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on May 14th 2018

…in the early reign of  Emperor Hadrian A.D 117 – A.D. 122

Hadrian spent more time the provinces of the Empire than in Rome. Many of their names still survive today. Travellers throughout the Empire used a vast network of roads and rivers to move around. A legion could march 25 miles a day. A horse-drawn [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on May 11th 2018

Limestone statues from St. Mary’s Abbey, York; Moses, Unknow Apostle, St. James and St. John the Evangelist.

These larger than life statues were placed above the west entrance to the abbey church at St. Mary’s to awe and inspire visitors. Beautifully crafted and painted they are the finest surviving example of eleventh century sculpture in the [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on May 7th 2018