Capital from a lavabo

This stone fragment is from St Nicholas Priory in Exeter. Its decoration and shape show it was part of the ‘lavabo’ in the medieval monastery, where the monks washed their hands before eating. Later it had been re-used as part of a drain.
Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Architectural fragments
Common Name
capital from a lavabo
Simple Name
whole W 255 mm; whole height 180 mm; base diameter 140 mm; whole depth 255 mm
Period Classification
Norman (1066-1200)
Family Group

stone; purbeck marble
Collection Site Name
St Nicholas Priory
Collection Town
Collection County
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent

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