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Chapel furniture

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Spitalfield Lane
Town:Chichester
Parish:Chichester
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:PO19 6SE
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Object setting:Inside building
Access is:Public
Location note:St. Richard's Hospital, arranged around the Hospital Chapel
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:140
Grid reference:D5
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.

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Makers

Name : Edward Chamberlain
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A series of ceramic pieces, a wall mounted altar piece and a cross. All arranged around the Hospital Chapel.
Iconographical description:The altar piece is a gold lustre disc symbolic of wholeness, unity, the sun, light of the world and intended as a focus for prayer and meditation. Surrounding the gold lustre disc are dark blue and purple glazes, symbolising infinity. The underlying sumbolism of the circle is echoed in the round forms of the altar, font and Pascal candle holder and this is further emphasised by the use of glazes and gold lustre.

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Functional, Composite
Object type1:Sculpture
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Cross
     Material:Ceramic, glazed gold on integral back
     Height (cm):39
     Width (cm):33.5
     Depth (cm):3.5
Part 2:Font and base
     Material:Ceramic, glazed with orange and blue
     Height (cm):98
     Width (cm):38
     Depth (cm):38
Part 3:Altar base (glass top)
     Material:Ceramic, glazed with orange and blue
     Height (cm):85
     Width (cm):25
     Depth (cm):25
Part 4:Altar piece
     Material:Ceramic, glazed with gold and blue
     Height (cm):55
     Width (cm):55
     Depth (cm):2

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:28/07/2008

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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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