The elaborately carved English Decorated style canopy of the mid-fourteenth century Percy Tomb in Beverley Minster

Date:
1870 - 1900
Location:
Minster Church Of St John, Percy Shrine, Beverley, East Riding Of Yorkshire
Reference:
OP09040
Type:
Photograph (Print)
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Description

The Percy Canopy was built between 1340 and 1349 and is a masterpiece of medieval stone carving. The canopy's figurative sculptures are metaphors for the tomb owner's soul's progress after his or her death, although the identity of the person originally buried in the tomb in uncertain. The canopy escaped destruction during the Reformation and remains a fine example of fourteenth century carving.

Content

This is part of the Series: RBO01/20 Early Photographic Print Collection: Humberside; within the Collection: RBO01 Early Photographic Print Collection

Rights

Source: Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: F Frith And Company Limited

Keywords

Decorated, Arch, Shrine, Medieval Church, Medieval Minster, Medieval Cathedral