MEDIEVAL SCULPTOR, English
(active around 1300)

Effigy of a Knight

c. 1300
Stone
Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester

The tomb is in the middle of one of the chapels of the Dorchester Abbey. This magnificent piece of medieval carving, one of the most impressive in England, is the effigy of Sir John Holcomb, the crusader, died in the 2nd Crusade. He was made a knight in his dying bed by Richard the Lion Heart because of his bravery in battle.