Tudor renaissance plaster frieze

Circa 1530

W 66 1/4 × H 14 1/4 × D 2

Stock # Marh407


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A small section of Tudor renaissance paster work from a frieze.  A large central panel with a helmeted merman with a falchion (curved sword) and a mermaid combing her hair  and holding a mirror with his help. Flanked by a pair of mythical beasts in the form of scaled fish and ornate fish winged urns. The two outer smaller panels, with Tudor rose and fleur de lys with cherub and male and female naked figures. In a modern pine frame, old 19th paint with a few cracks. Plaster work identical to this is found in Wolsey's closet at Hampton Court Palace.