St Mary's Priory Church, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire: detail of the carved figure of Jesse
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/CHU/1035 (ES596)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Church fittings ; Human figure ; Decorative woodwork ; Churches|
NOTES: This larger-than-life size figure of Jesse is carved from one piece of solid oak. Originally highly coloured, it formed the base of an intricate and elaborate construction, which depicted the lineage of Jesus Christ from Jesse, the father of King David. It has been estimated that the height of the 'tree' growing from Jesse's side to have been between 25 and 30 feet.
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