Capital Stone

This magnificent capital stone is the most complete remaining fragment from the cloister built by Abbot Henry de Blois. With its carved lion head in the corners and clusters of berries, it would have formed a top of one of the cloister’s columns and reflects Glastonbury Abbey’s engagement with the artistic and scholarly movement of the 12th century Romanesque.

Adopt this Artefact for: £500

All sponsorship prices listed are for a period of 12 months starting from the date of adoption. If you would like to adopt an artefact for a longer period please email Daniel Gibson at Daniel.gibson@glastonburyabbey.com for more information.

With your consent your details will be published next to an image of the artefact on a dedicated webpage, along with a card next to the artefact while it is on display in the abbey museum. Glastonbury Abbey may remove items from display temporarily or permanently for essential operational or conservation reasons.

We will be updating the list of artefacts available for sponsorship on a regular basis, however, if there is a particular item which you are interested in sponsoring please email Daniel Gibson at Daniel.gibson@glastonburyabbey.com. As we have several items in our museum which are on loan only items specifically owned by Glastonbury Abbey will be available for sponsorship.

£500.00

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