This is an effigy of Jean d'Alluye, a 13th-century French knight who fought in the Crusades. The effigy is immaculately carved, and perfectly represents the garb of a 13th-century European knight, from the long sleeve chain mail shirt, to the triangular shield, to the sword belt, all the way down to the spurs on his feet. Except for one thing.
Mary was said to have been ‘spirited’ away to Egypt until Sara was born and then when Sara reached twelve they traveled to the Languedoc region of South France and lived among the clans which would later become known as the Cathars. Other tell of Mary landing upon the marshy shorelines of Glastonbury England, where the very first Christian Church outside of the Holy Land was established and where Yeshua was said to have spent many years of His youth.
St Mary`s Church and the Waldegrave Chapel - Bures St. Marys - very rare wooden effigy of a knight, complete with mail coat, mail hose and knee cops, sword belt and part of sword, legs crossed and feet spurred, with lion at his feet, and angels supporting the cushion beneath his head. The effigy is carved in sweet chestnut, and dates from about 1330. Its identity cannot be proven as there are no identification marks, but it is almost certain that it represents Sir Richard De Cornard.
Mary Magdalene - She was the first person to see Jesus after his Resurrection, according to both John 20 and Mark 16:9. Mary Magdalene is considered by the Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran churches to be a saint, with a feast day of July 22. The Eastern Orthodox churches also commemorate her on the Sunday of the Myrrhbearers.
July 22nd - Feast Day of St. Mary Magdalene From the link: "This icon depicts Christ's appearance to Mary Magdalene outside the tomb after His resurrection from the dead. by the hand of Deacon Matthew Garrett 6" x 8" holy-icons.com"