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Carved cadavers date to the late-medieval and very early modern, Period, and this site largely explores those found in England, Wales, and Scotland. These date from c.1425 to c.1558.

There are also some in Ireland and information will appear on this site in due course.

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ISOLATED AND TIERED STYLES

Carved cadavers come in two main styles; isolated and tiered. Isolated carved cadavers show are recumbent (lying down) sculptures of an emaciated corpse, typically lying in an open burial shroud. Tiered ones have an upper sculpture of the same individual, but as if in live (en vie). 

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