Brass Rubbing: Robert Hacombleyn


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: Robert Hacombleyn   (1982.05.0144)
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Artist/Maker Kathleen H. Cairns.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 1528 CE
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 201.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 103.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.3 cm
Weight 467 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 catalogue, An Exhibition of Medieval Brass Rubbings by Kathleen H. Cairns. "Robert Hacombleyn, 1528, provost. In almuce. The shield bears the five wounds of Christ. An almuce or amice was formerly a square of white linen worn by clergy on the head and shoulders. Later it was known as Grey Amice. A hooded cape of grey fur or miniver. SCROLL: Christ, Thy wounds are my sweet healing. BORDER INSCRIPTION: O Lord, judge me not according to my act. I have done nothing worthy in Thy sight. Therefore I invoke Thy Majesty that so Thou, God, may wipe out my sin. Jesus have mercy."

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

Artifact History

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

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