Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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An 18th Century Last Judgement



This is a gravestone from the 1770s in the churchyard at Rotherfield (Sussex). I've seen the design before (did they have pattern books for monumental masons?) but this is a particularly well-preserved example.

The deceased is rising from his/her sarcophagus in the centre. To our right is Christ- also newly risen, holding a cross, with more people being resurrected at his feet. To our left an angel is blowing a trumpet and a tower is toppling.

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