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Unfinished carving, 13th century 3D Model
This rare, unfinished ceiling boss shows how decoration was carved into the limestone surface. Circular scored lines marked different parts of the design, which were then roughly cut before being finished in detail. Dating from the 13th century, when Hailes Abbey was founded, the sculpture demonstrates the skill of the mason and the expense lavished on the construction of the abbey.
Visit the English Heritage website to learn more about Hailes Abbey.