Loose stone 5 (five figures under arcading)

Image of the feature "VI. Loose Sculpture: Fragment" at Acton .

by Ron Baxter.

Oolitic limestone block carved on front face only with five standing figures under an arcade of round-headed intersecting arches. The arcade has cylindrical piers shown in low relief, with low simple capitals and grooved arch profiles. The figures are all eroded, but are draped and appear to have haloes. The block carries only part of a frieze of figures, which would continue on a similar block to the L, and does continue on block 6 to the R. Like (2) the block had a projecting lower edge, which has been crudely cut back.

Dimensions

h of block 0.29 m
max depth 0.26 m
w of block 0.46 m