Wood Reliefs, gilbert bayes, drawers, sculpture
'The Coronation of the Virgin and Other Scenes', wood relief, about 1300-1400. Museum no. 918-1869
'The Coronation of the Virgin and Other Scenes'
From a diptych
Museum no. 918-1869
The scene with the Coronation of the Virgin includes St John the Baptist. Above (left, then clockwise) are the Ascension, Pentecost and scenes of the Legends of St Benedict and St Maur. The form of the object is close to that of contemporary ivory carvings.
'The Virgin and Child', wood relief, about 1580-1600. Museum no. A.1059-1910
'The Virgin and Child'
Southern Germany (possibly Augsburg)
Museum no. A.1059-1910
Purchased under the bequest of Captain H.B. Murray
The robe of the Virgin is enhanced with seed pearls and red glass.
'St Sebastian', relief, about 1680-1720. Museum no. A.10-1933
Museum no. A.10-1933
Given by Mr Louis Cutbill
In Italy St Sebastian was bound to a column, but in northern Europe he was shown with a tree symbolising the Tree of Life. In many depictions he was pierced with arrows to evoke his first, miraculous escape from execution, but here the arrows are not shown.
'Hercules and the Hydra', wood relief, about 1580. Museum no. A.25-1951
'Hercules and the Hydra'
Museum no. A.25-1951
Given by Dr W.L. Hildburgh FSA
The subject formed part of the Twelve Labours that Hercules undertook as a penance for slaying his own children in a fit of madness. He killed the seven-headed monster by cutting off its heads, with the help of a companion who cauterised the wounds with a torch.
'Unknown Man possibly George Washington', wood relief, P.H. Leader, about 1790-1800. Museum no. A.24-1939
'Unknown Man, possibly George Washington'
Museum no. A.24-1939
This is very similar to a Wedgwood medallion showing George Washington as first president of the United States.