One of the most significant examples of Romanesque art in Europe to be brought back to Gloucester Cathedral after 800 years. The replicas will be proudly displayed in the Cathedral once more.
The Gloucester Candlestick is one of the most significant examples of Romanesque art in Europe and the original is held in the Victoria and Albert Museum. It was made around 1110, commissioned by Abbot Peter for St Peter’s Abbey, Gloucester, but it did not remain here for long. It has long been an ambition to bring a copy back home after an absence of over 800 years.
A 3D scan of the original was made and two replicas in aluminium of the Candlestick were printed by Renishaws, with permission from the V&A. With your help, we can share the Candlestick here in Gloucester for visitors to enjoy, by raising £14,000 to cover the costs of: • Patination for both replicas to match the original • Installation, lighting and a secure enclosure for replica in the Tribune Chapel • Interpretation for visitors telling the story of the candlestick and the making of replicas
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