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Carving in the form of an angel

This small seated angel is plucking a lute with its long delicate fingers. It was discovered in 1831 with several other alabaster panels concealed under the floor of a farmhouse....

Church screen door

These doors are from the medieval rood screen of Ashprington Church, Devon. They are the only surviving parts of the screen and are very unusual for retaining much of their...

Angel sculpture

This angel was collected by the Exeter sculptor and businessman Harry Hems, whose firm restored medieval churches throughout Britain. Recent conservation treatment by the museum revealed bright paint surviving under...

Misericord showing a woman picking nits

Misericords were tip-up seats which allowed a priest to perch through long medieval services. They were often decorated with scenes from everyday life. This misericord shows a mother picking nits...

Church screen door

These doors are from the medieval rood screen of Ashprington Church, Devon. They are the only surviving parts of the screen and are very unusual for retaining much of their...

Ring brooch

This miniature gold brooch was probably given as a love token. It is inscribed with 'A AMIE AD NUN ALIS'. The meaning of this is unclear but it starts 'to...

Spindle whorl

Spindle whorls were used for spinning wool into thread. This one is made from the end of a cattle leg bone....