Brass Rubbing: Lady


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Artifact Identification Brass Rubbing: Lady   (1997.05.0024)
Communication Artifacts : Documentary Artifacts : Graphic Documents
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Europe, West, United Kingdom, Great Britain, London, St. Helen Bishopsgate
Period/Date 1535 CE
Culture N/A

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 99.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 39.7 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 4.1 cm
Weight 3200 g
Measuring Remarks Measuring/Weighing inexact.
Materials Plant--Wood, Paper, Glass, Wax
Manufacturing Processes Rubbing
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

From Horowitz. 2002. This brass shows a lady wearing a pedimental headdress, which utilized strips bordering along the face and forehead. The form through which the hair was strained became a bonnet or cap, worn in the back of the head. Her girdle has a buckle of three rosettes, and from her neck hangs a chain ending in a large tau cross, which she holds. The heraldry on her gown, "a lion rampant with three wounds on the shoulder," may be that of the Bolbec or Robsart families. The woman cannot be identified. The original slab contained an indent for a shield but not for an inscription. Her dress is that of an elderly woman living around the year 1535.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Horowitz, Mark R. The Monumental Brasses of England: The Horrowitz Collection. Morton Grove, IL: Portcullis Productions, 1980 (1979). p. 32. Horowitz, Mark R. The Monumental Brasses of England. The Horowitz Collection. New Edition, 2002. p.41.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication The Horowitz Collection
Reproduction Yes
Reproduction Information N/A

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