ʻAs you are, so was Iʼ: Medieval Memorials from East Anglia

Fig. 1. Medieval memorials.

Fig. 1. Medieval memorials.

An exhibition on medieval memorials is now on at St Peter Hungate Church, Princess Street, Norwich. The commemoration of the dead was a vital matter in medieval East Anglia. The affluent invested considerable sums in elaborate memorials, to proclaim their social status, and to remind the living to pray for their souls. The resulting sculptures and brasses still to be found in East Anglian churches are one of the richest collections of medieval English sculpture. This exhibition, with photographs by Paul Hurst, explores these funerary splendours. The exhibition runs until 21 July 2014. See the website for more information.

Hungate Medieval Art aims to promote Norfolkʼs medieval heritage, and the charity is concerned in particular with the medieval art hidden in the countyʼs parish churches.

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