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Sandstone Corbel in Form of Romanesque Human Head: Monk Bretton Priory
Sandstone Corbel in Form of Romanesque Human Head: Monk Bretton Priory
Sandstone Corbel in Form of Romanesque Human Head: Monk Bretton Priory
Sandstone Corbel in Form of Romanesque Human Head: Monk Bretton Priory

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A stone gargoyle from Monk Bretton Priory. The corbel is crudely decorated with a human head. Large wide-set eyes are below the brow, each with large irises in relief, with wide roughly drilled pupils. The nose is slightly broken. From either side of nostrils sprouts a large cabled, stylised moustache extending to the side of the head. The gargoyle has a large closed mouth extending across the width of the chin.

Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre


Date

late 12th C–16th C

Medium

stone

Measurements

H 260 x W 260 x D 320 cm

Accession number

81065004

Acquisition method

on loan from English Heritage

Work type

Sculpture


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