The tympanum above the south doorway of St Peter's Church, with a carving depicting Christ in Majesty within a vesica, surrounded by angels

Date:
1930-1952
Location:
St Peters Church, Rowlstone, County Of Herefordshire
Reference:
AA52/09173
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The carving in the tympanum depicts Christ in Majesty, in an oval, beaded mandorla, holding a closed book in his left hand and raising his right hand in blessing. The face of Christ is damaged; it is suggested to have been done by iconoclasts. The mandorla is surrounded and gripped by four flying angels. Cable-moulding frames the upper part of the tympanum, which sits below a two-ordered arch within a modern porch.

Content

This is part of the Series: LTC01/01 Lady Trenchard Cox: Series of Negatives; within the Collection: LTC01 Lady Trenchard Cox Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree

Keywords

Tympanum, Medieval Parish Church, Religion