Reredos with Profile Heads

  Reredos with Profile Heads

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1879

Four male heads in profile, perhaps the four evangelists, with two biblical texts and a central cross.

medium: Bath stone
technique: carved

designer: Thomas Nicholson

Church of St Michael, Forden, Powys
east wall of the chancel


The two texts have a direct Eucharistic reference, bread and wine being the elements used in the celebration. Placed in this context they theologically indicate the Real Presence of Christ in the sacrament.



 

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References

Richard Haslam, The Buildings of Wales: Powys (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: 1979), p. 102.




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