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A Technical Study of the Font and Font Canopy at St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich, in the East Anglian Context

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This essay examines the structure and paint schemes of the font and font canopy as they survive in St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich, today. A visual survey of both was conducted on site from ground level, identifying original and non-original structural elements where possible and attempting to understand the initial construction and decoration, as well as subsequent visible interventions to which both have been subjected over time. Key aims of this research included determining a date range for the font canopy, understanding its original design, and ascertaining whether there was always an integral and descending font cover. On both font and canopy, the highly fragmentary ground and paint layers were examined with the aim of identifying both the original materials used (where surviving) and any later interventions such as repainting, to the extent that either was possible.

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A Technical Study of the Font and Font Canopy at St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich, in the East Anglian Context

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The Baptismal Font Canopy of St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich

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Edited volume

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BRILL

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9789004418837