Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture
- Project status
- Academy Research Projects
Project Directors: Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp FBA and Dr Sarah Semple
The Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture is the first comprehensive catalogue of the substantial amount of stone sculpture that survives from the pre-Conquest period of England. It provides a comprehensive photographic record, including many previously unpublished or inaccessible pieces. The catalogue entries give a detailed description of each stone, and a discussion of its date and art-historical connections (both within England and beyond). Introductory chapters set the historical and stylistic contexts. The stone sculpture of Anglo-Saxon England forms an important source for archaeologists and historians – offering fascinating insights into the thought-world of early medieval man.
The project as a whole remains remarkable, both for what it has already achieved, and for what it will make possible once it is complete. As a compendium of data it continues to astonish, and the introductions to each volume continue to increase our understanding of the material.
– Northern History