Cadaver Tombs

Church of St John The Baptist at Frome, Somerset.


Photograph: Peter Fairweather.

This very emaciated cadaver figure in the Church of St John The Baptist at Frome, Somerset. is said to be that commemorating Edmund Leversedge. It is described as "A Cadaver Effigy Of About 1460 - 1480" similar to that at Tewkesbury and 'possibly from the same workshop.'

It is thought by some that there were perhaps only one or at the most two workshops which produced these effigies and they were carved as on a production line rather than made to order.! It is not knoown if this had a lifelike effigy on the top.

 

 

 

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