St Thomas Becket 2020
A special tile created for Canterbury Cathedral based on our existing St Thomas Shrine tile. In 2020 this tile commemorates the death of St Thomas Becket 850 years ago.
Based on a 15th century Pilgrim’s Badge. Cast in lead, these holy emblems or badges were collected by pilgrims much as we would collect souvenirs of a place we have visited. Probably made between 1350 and 1400, the badge shows Thomas Becket’s elaborate shrine in Canterbury Cathedral. It gives the impression of the shrine seen by medieval pilgrims - with the domed chest containing the sacred bones, encrusted with jewels.
Fixing Points: the hole at the top between the two boats
Dimensions: 7.8cm x 10.1cm