Brass Rubbing: John and Amice Cottusmore


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: John and Amice Cottusmore   (1982.05.0009)
  1. Communication Artifacts
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  3. Documentary Artifacts
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  5. Graphic Documents
Artist/Maker Kathleen H. Cairns.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 1439 CE
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 218.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 105.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.7 cm
Weight 469 g
Measuring Remarks Width refers to the horizontal measure of the rubbing (dowel rod and hooks). Depth indicates the thickness of the dowel rod from which the piece is suspended.
Materials Paper, Plant--Wood, Metal--Steel, Pigment
Manufacturing Processes Rubbing
Munsell Color Information White (N 9.5/ 90.0% R) Black (N 1.5/ 2.0% R) White (5Y 9/.5)

Research Remarks

Published Description

From the catalogue, An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings by Kathleen H. Cairns: "John Cottusmore, 1439, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, in the time of Henry IV. In coif and robes. With his wife, Amice. They are under a beautiful double canopy with kneeling figures 5 sons and 13 daughters. This brass shows the magnificent robes of the legal profession. The white coif signifies he was a lawyer. His robe is lined with miniver."

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Comparanda N/A

Felgate, T.M. Knights on Suffolk Brasses. East Anglian Magazine Ltd. Ipswich, Suffolk 1976. Spinke, Winifred. A Memento from Old England. Bury St. Edmunds, n.d. Medieval Brass Rubbings (exhibit catalogue), Pittsburgh, 1969. Brass Rubbings: A Pageant of History (exhibit catalogue), Champaign, 1966 Cairns, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings, December 7, 1969 through January 4, 1970. Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh. Catalog #66. Cairns, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings, October 20 through November 19. Catalog #52.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Kathleen H. Cairns
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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