Brass Rubbing: Robert Parys & Eleanor Busteler


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: Robert Parys & Eleanor Busteler   (1982.05.0139)
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Artist/Maker Kathleen H. Cairns.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 1408 CE
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 175.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 89.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.0 cm
Weight 235 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, Plaster, Pigment
Manufacturing Processes Rubbing, Painting
Munsell Color Information Vivid Red (7.5R 3/12) Moderate Olive Brown (2.5Y 4/6) White to Light Gray (N 8.5/ 68.4% R)

Research Remarks

Published Description

From the catalogue, An Exhbition of Medieval Brass Rubbings by Kathleen H. Cairns. "Robert Parys, 1408. In civil dress and wife Eleanor Busteler. The figures are kneeling beside an octofoil cross with ogee arches. The finials are of foliage as is the stem, which ends in three steps (mutilated). The Holy Trinity, shown in the head of the cross, is symbolized by the figure of an old man with long hair and beard. He sits on a throne with a cross between his knees. The dove, representing the Holy Spirit, is not engraved on this brass."

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Cairn, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings, December 7, 1969 through January 4, 1970. Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh. Catalog #6. Felgate, T.M. Knights on Suffolk Brasses. Ipswich, Sufflok: East Anglian Magazine Ltd., 1976. Spinke, Winifred. A Memento from Old England. Bury St. Edmunds, n.d. Cairns, Kathleen H. An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings, October 20 through November 19. Catalog #4.

Artifact History

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

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