The church is home to a 14th-century alabaster tomb chest
belonging to Gronw Fychan and his wife Myfanwy, ancestors of the Tudor dynasty who had strong links to Anglesey.
The historic church is home to a 14th Century alabaster tomb chest
belonging to Gronw Fychan and his wife Myfanwy, ancestors of the Tudor royal dynasty who had strong links to Anglesey.
Instead, they are referred to as monuments, and it should be assumed that they were similar to the monuments to people of importance that we see in the fifteenth century--a stone tomb chest
Rosselli describes the sarcophagus as it was then placed along the south flank of the Cathedral exterior: toward the Porta della Canonica one sees an ornate arca, or cassone of marble, with these two coats-of-arms [illustrated in the ms.], the one with six palle on the brackets that hold it up, and the other with eight palle on the shield with crest at the top--the upper part of this same tomb chest
is divided into three fields.
This historically important church is home to an 14th Century alabaster tomb chest
belonging to Gronw Fychan and his wife Myfanwy, ancestors of the Tudor royal family.
The fresco above the tomb shows Dandolo in a special relationship with the Christ Child; the carved tomb chest
depicts the Dormition of the Virgin.
"With tombstones, tomb chests
and mural slabs, public sculptures, cenotaphs and a shrine, the imagery of commemoration ranges across the centuries with knights and their ladies, parents and their children, skeletons and skulls, heraldry, saints and angels.
The model for such a thing is obvious--the majority of England's kings and queens are interred in or under elaborate tomb chests
that are topped with an effigy of the monarch, usually accompanied by their consort.
Knights from the Middle Ages lie clad in full armour on resplendent tomb chests
, 18th-century funerary monuments exude bombast and self-glorification while Victorian constructs often combine sentimental sculptures and epitaphs; leaving Sunday school I used to pass a grave that proclaimed that the interred was 'not dead but sleepeth', which for a long time created in me Edgar Allan Poe fears of a live burial.
(25) Accordingly, within churches in Northern Europe commemorative slabs were elevated upon "tomb chests
," while in Italy, already in the eleventh century, ancient Roman sarcophagi, some with lids formed like the pitched roof of a house, saw redeployment for burials of popes and princes.
Marble is reserved for honorific positions: the tomb chests
themselves, the cloister and the urn columbaria in the tower (which are themselves partly enclosed by a finely wrought concrete structure).
That sort of thing upset the Victorians, but we no longer worry that Walpole made tomb chests
into chimneypieces or rood screens into bookcases: it is all so hugely enjoyable.