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The Virgin Mary
The Virgin Mary
The Virgin Mary

Photo credit: Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

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A headless standing figure. The willowy stance and shoe peeking out from under the drapery suggest a female figure. This charming statute was found in the early years of the twentieth century in the yard among a pile of broken altar table stones. As the 1357 fraternity and the 1373 hospital were dedicated to Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the 1430 Guild of Mercers burned candles annually before her, it is very likely that this represents the Virgin; and was defaced during the Reformation or the upheaval of the Civil War.

Merchant Adventurers’ Hall



14th C




H 72 x W 32 x D 14 cm

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Fossgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9XD England

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