A Medieval Sculpture ‘The Lamentation of Christ’
A 500 year old beautifully carved limestone sculpture depicting an episode from Christ’s Passion was rediscovered in the Abbey Museum’s archives and is set to be officially unveiled on Thursday, October 18th. The exclusive event launching the Lamentation of Christ is invitation only and features special guest Mr. Chris Saines, Director of the Queensland Art Gallery.
Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology Director Edith Cuffe said ‘We are excited and honoured to have Mr Chris Saines officially unveil this beautiful sculpture to the public. This artefact is steeped in history and has an amazing story!’
A missing piece in the history of the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology
The Lamentation of Christ frieze was originally displayed in the Abbey Church at the Abbey Folk Park, New Barnet, London just before the second world war. It was sold when the Abbey Folk Park closed its doors. It was then remarkably returned to the Queensland Abbey Museum in the 1990s by Hollywood Director, Mike Figgis Turner, from the Abbey …