Tympanum

Tympanum

Given by the Trustees of Crystal Palace in 1938

Original:

Tympanum
Sculptor unknown
About 1140
Stone
From the church at Shobdon later removed and re-erected in Shobdon Park, Herefordshire, England

Shobdon Church was demolished in the 18th century and its two doorways with their tympana and the chancel arch were re-erected in Shobdon Park as a folly and are now decayed from weathering. The plaster cast, made in the 1850s for the Crystal Palace, was slightly worked-up by the caster.