Medieval London

Grave Slab

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Title

Grave Slab

Subject

Devotional Objects

Description

This grave slab is 470mm x 570 mm and has a depth of 100 mm. It is made of stone, and has traces of paint that indicate it was once very colorful. Carved into it is a depiction of a lion fighting a serpent and an inscription that reads, in Old Norse, "Ginna and Toki had this stone laid." Grave slabs were used to indicate where a certain individual, or group of individuals (usually a family) were buried.

Date

Saxo-Norman; early 11th century

Contributor

Katie Wilkie

Type

Still Image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Grave Slab

Physical Dimensions

470mm x 570mm

Files

grave slab.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Grave Slab,” Medieval London, accessed September 21, 2020, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/121.

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