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Saint Eloy Shoeing a Horse Possessed of the Devil

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums

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Images of saints in churches increased greatly in the medieval period, candles were lit in front of them and prayers were offered to them. Lives of saints perhaps related more easily to the lives of ordinary people than the life of Christ or the Virgin. Though some of the stories now seem far-fetched, to the medieval mind miracles were proof of God’s work on earth. Saint Eloy was skilled in metalwork.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Nottingham


Date

c.1450

Medium

alabaster

Measurements

H 45 x W 28 x D 5 cm

Accession number

NCM 1925-55

Acquisition method

purchased from Mr George Harding, 1925

Work type

Relief


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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Friar Lane, off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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