Cadaver Tombs

The Foljambe Chapel. Church of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.


Photographed by P.Fairweather Early 1990's

Photographed by P.Fairweather Early 1990's

The Foljambe Chapel. Church of St Mary and All Saints. Chesterfield. Derbyshire. Photographed by P.Fairweather Early 1990's

Standing wall monument (Reredos Type) Attribute unknown. Possibly by Harpur and Moorecock of Burton on Trent. It shows Old age on the left and Youth on the right with Death in the centre with his dart in his right hand and a spade in his left. The cadaver is below wrapped up in it's shroud and laid on a board on trestles showing the fate of all men, rich or poor.

 

 

 

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