Central portion of a rood-screen

Central portion of a rood-screen

Acquired in exchange with the Belgian Royal Commission for Promoting Reproductions of Works of Art in 1901 (museum nos. 1901-14 to 72 for £52)

Original:

Central portion of a rood-screen from Walcourt (jubé)
Sculptor unknown
Dated 1531
Stone
Church of Notre Dame, Walcourt, Belgium

The original stone roodscreen or jubé was presented by Charles V and was placed at the entry to the choir. It was subsequently removed but was replaced in its original position in 1888.