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French oak panel of the Sacred Monogram, c.1500.






1. The IHS monogram is the abbreviation of the name of Jesus in Greek.  On this early 16th-century panel the letters are formed partly in Gothic script and partly with the body of a serpent, whch is biting at the I with a full set of teeth while its neck forms part of the H and the rest of its body ...read more

Introduction to Celia Jennings and www.early-carving.com

Celia Jennings has been a dealer in Kent since 1970, specializing in early European woodcarving. A typical stock includes religious and secular panels and corbels, bench ends, pew finials, Gothic tracery, roof bosses, figures of the saints and the less saintly, both polychrome and unpainted, angels, cherubs, putti, caryatids, and beasts from the real and mythical animal kingdoms.

Many of the reference books have been out of print for years, some are brand new; all are intended to increase the knowledge of collectors and dealers alike.

The Library section holds a series of articles on symbolism and imagery in carving written by Celia Jennings and illustrated with carvings she has at one time owned. More articles are forthcoming.

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