Furness Abbey: Effigies

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On display in Furness Abbey museum are two effigies of knights which once covered the graves of benefactors in the abbey church.

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Dating between 1225-1250, the effigies show a rare and early style where the knights face is completely covered by his helmet.

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The sword pommel shows that the influence of Viking swords of the 9th and 10th centuries still lingered in the region.

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