Thursday, 2 October 2008
Saxon sculpture at Inglesham, Wiltshire
I will post more about this church later in the week, the church in Inglesham in Wiltshire is a very special and atmospheric place. Here to whet your appetite is a panel of sculpture in the church. A Virgin and Child, which is believed to date from the eleventh century. It has had rather rough treatment, including a time when it served as a mass dial. It is still a glorious and lively piece. An interesting aspect of the iconography is the blessing hand of the Father poking out of heaven.