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Tabernacle – Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral by Ceri Richards

Tabernacle – Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Artist: Ceri Richards

Pencil and Crayon
336 x 445mm
13.25 x 17.5ins

Two pages from a sketch book in which ideas were explored for the doors of the tabernacle of the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. The tabernacle is a long cupboard let into the wall. It has three sliding bronze doors embellished with silver plate, coloured enamel, ivory and coloured glass. The design of the centre door symbolises the glory of God by representing the heavens and constellations and those on either side the Passion - symbolised by the chalice and cross. Ceri Richards was also responsible for the reredos and stained glass windows and describing his work said: "Temperamentally I feel attuned to the movement and dynamism that lie in nature and events". Entering the chapel is rather like stepping into a picture.






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