Alabaster Panel

This medieval alabaster panel of St John the Baptist, possibly from Old Sarum, is over 500 years old. Alabaster, which is made from a sulphate of lime, was very commonly used for religious carvings and altarpieces at this time. It was often highly polished to create a marble-like effect or painted.







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Of particular significance in the collection are the relics of the ancient guilds of Salisbury.

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