Friday, March 09, 2007

An interesting survival

From the Times:
A medieval painting of the Last Judgment has been restored to its rightful place in a Wiltshire church after an absence of 450 years. The work is known as a doom board — it is believed to have been painted shortly after the Black Death in the 1390s — and only a few survive. Most were destroyed during religious reforms in the reign of Edward VI, but parishioners at St James the Great, in Dauntsey, hid theirs behind plaster. It has now been restored at a cost of £120,000.

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