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There is often a wheel in wall paintings of this subject - Ampney St. Mary and Duxford are examples - but the most unusual feature here is the placing of Christ on the wheel, feet actually braced across the spokes in a visual metaphor no doubt intended to drive home the message that keeping his Sabbath must take precedence over the daily round of agricultural labour.
There are several other paintings at West Chiltington, including a vivid 13th century Passion Cycle and some interesting fragments of very early painting. Others will be here soon.
|Ampney St. Mary, Gloucs (Sabbath Breakers)||Breage, Cornwall (Sabbath Breakers)||Broughton, Bucks (Swearers)||Corby Glen, Lincs (Swearers)||Duxford, Cambs (Sabbath Breakers?)|
|Hessett, Suffolk (Sabbath Breakers)||St. Just-in-Penwith, Cornwall (Sabbath Breakers)||Michaelchurch Escley, Heref.& Worcs. (Sabbath Breakers?)||Nether Wallop, Hampshire (Sabbath Breakers) NEW||Oaksey, Wilts (Sabbath Breakers)|
|Poundstock, Cornwall (Sabbath Breakers)||West Chiltington, Sussex (Sabbath Breakers)|
© Anne Marshall 2002