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Monumental Brass reproduction of Margaret Cheyne, 1419 AD

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SKU: GT-WP-0005

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A reproduction of the Monumental Brass of Margaret Cheyne, Kent. Beautiful and elegant.

Brass plate set into a resin mixture to look like granite. Rubbings can be taken from this brass.

Dimensions: 41 cm height, 24 cm width, 1.5 cm depth.

(This item will require specialist packing so please request a quote for shipping.)

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£120.00

1 in stock

Product Description

HISTORY
MARGARET CHEYNE
Monumental Brass at St.Peter's Church, Hever, Kent. One of the most beautiful English brasses with Margaret's head supported on a pillow held by two angels. Her dress is simple and elegant. The inscription as follows: “Here lies Margaret, once the wife of William Cheyne, who died on the 23rd day of the month of August, in the Year of Our Lord 1419, on whose soul may God have mercy Amen.”
MONUMENTAL BRASSES AND BRASS RUBBING
In England from the 13th to the 16th Century memorial tombs in churches were often of incised slabs made from sheet brass called latten. The tradition came from Germany and Flanders where the brasses could be very ornate.  Generally in England the brasses were of a more simple design.  We have learned much about the style of armour and fashion of the day from these brasses.
The slabs were set into the floor of the churches and it became a popular hobby to take rubbings from them particularly in the 1960's and '70's to the extent that some were being damaged by too much rubbing.  The brasses that remain have now all been protected and consequently replicas have been made to continue this hobby, or purely for decorational purposes.

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