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The Resurrection

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums

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This panel shows the moment when Christ rose from the tomb. The Resurrection is a key episode in Christian belief but the idea of death followed by renewal or rebirth is found in countless religions. The sleeping soldiers are portrayed humorously and they wear familiar medieval outfits rather than historically accurate Roman ones. The castellations at the top of the panel seem to be a decorative device rather than an illusion to Christ now belonging in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery







H 44.5 x W 30.2 x D 6.3 cm

Accession number

NCM 1925-43

Acquisition method

purchased from Mr W. Pease, 1925

Work type



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Normally on display at

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

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

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