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Seven Deadly Sins

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Liphook Road
Town:Lynchmere
Parish:Linchmere
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:GU27
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Object setting:Inside building
and in:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:North interior wall of the Parish Church of St. Peter
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:16
Grid reference:D9
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.
Previous location:A conventual church in the south of France.

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Commissioned by: Donated to the church.
Installation date:1906
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Parish Church of St. Peter, Lynchmere.
Description:Seven Gothic trefoil arches in hard volcanic rosk containing carved marble depictions of seven monks. All are clean shaven except that depicting 'Sloth'. The expressions depict the impact of the seven deadly sins on the faces of the monks.
Iconographical description:The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices or cardinal sins, are a classification of vices that were originally used in early Christian teachings to educate and instruct followers concerning (immoral) fallen man's tendency to sin. The Roman Catholic Church divided sin into two principal categories: ''venial'', which are relatively minor, and could be forgiven through any sacrament of the Church, and the more severe ''capital'' or mortal sin. Mortal sins destroyed the life of grace, and created the threat of eternal damnation unless either absolved through the sacrament of confession, or forgiven through perfect contrition on the part of the penitent. (Wikipedia)
Inscription:Small engraved bronze plaque underneath the sculpture:

THIS BAS-RELIEF IS A FINE EXAMPLE
OF OLD ITALIAN WORK.AND ITS DATE
IS ABOUT 1300 A.D. IT REPRESENTS
THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS.AND IS CARVED
OUT OF A HARD VOLCANIC ROCK,THE
MONKS’FACES BEING OF MARBLE. IT ONCE
BELONGED TO A CONVENTUAL CHURCH
IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE. AND WAS
PRESENTED TO LYNCHMERE CHURCH IN 1906.
J.WIPPELL & CO.LTD. EXETER & LONDON.


Carved painted letters on the base of the sculpture, underneath each of the figures:

PRIDE: AVARICE: ANGER: ENVY: GLVTTONY: LVST: SLOTh:

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Religious
Object type1:Sculpture
Object type2:Relief
Subject type1:Allegorical
     Subject subtype1:Group
Subject type2:Figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Sculpture
     Material:Marble heads set into hard volcanic rock.
     Height (cm):50
     Width (cm):144
     Depth (cm):10

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:13/02/2008

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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