A fascinating early stone fragment , showing a medieval ship which looks like a single mast cog, these vessels were prevalent throughout Europe from the 12th Century onwards Opposite the chiseled dividing line shows a hand holding a book of prayer with a plant / flower growing from the top , which may represent a lily , symbolising one of the Severn Dolors (sorrows) of the Virgin Mary. The whole piece has been skillfully chiseled, probably from a chapel or monastery .
The stylising of the initials C B & C S could possibly suggest a later date of the 16th /17th century. Medium Granite Stone / Origins Northern France
25.4 cms High (10 inches)
21.6 cms Wide (8.5 inches)
5.1 cms Deep (2 inches)