Brass Rubbing: Priest (John Brisenhall?)


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: Priest (John Brisenhall?)   (1982.05.0022)
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  3. Documentary Artifacts
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Artist/Maker Kathleen H. Cairns.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 1370 CE
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 153.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 61.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.0 cm
Weight 154 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 Black (N 2/ 3.1% R) White (N 9.5/ 90.0% R) White (5Y 9/.5)

Research Remarks

Published Description

From the exhibition catalog English Brass Rubbings by Kathleen Cairns: "Watton-at-Stone--Priest, c. 1370. In choir cope with a lion at his feet. Canopy and inscription. This may be a portrait brass." From the catalogue, An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings by Kathleen H. Cairns: "Hertfordshire, Prist, c. 1370. In choir cope. Dog at his feet. Canopy and inscription lost. Thought to be a true portrait."

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Comparanda N/A

Cairns, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Brass Rubbings from the Collection of Kathleen H. Cairns, December 5, 1971 - January 14, 1972. Botetourt Gallery and Museum, Swem Library, College of William and Mary. Catalog #21. 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. English Brass Rubbings (exhibit catalogue), Williamsburg, VA, 1971. Cairns, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings, October 20 through November 19. Catalog #34.

Artifact History

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

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