Cadaver Tombs

Cathedral Church of All Saints, Derby, Derbyshire

The wooden Mediaeval effigys shown here can be seen in the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Derby. Derbyshire.

On the wooden top effigy it is known that the lower part of the figure and the Dog (Though how they got the idea for it is not known.) is all "Restoration" The small wooden 'parcel' beneath represents a corpse wrapped up in a shroud ready for burial. The size of it suggests that it may represent a child but it may not necessarily be so. It is thought however that the effigies are NOT from the same tomb.

Photograph by P.Fairweather 30/4/1988.




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