Tombs on a slant

It’s always interesting to go abroad and see churches there.  Each culture does things their own way; and it’s fascinating to see how ‘things might have been’ in this country.

While touring in northern Italy this winter, I noticed many churches in which the figures on ancient tomb-chests were angled at a slant.

Tomb at Santa Coronna, Vicenza

Tomb at Santa Coronna, Vicenza

Clearly, the figure is angled in this way because – as the tomb is suspended on a wall some fifteen feet up -, it would be impossible to see otherwise!

I couldn’t think of an instance of this ‘angling’ style in England, let alone in Staffordshire.
Does anyone else know of examples in this country?


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