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The Poet and Pearl from the poem, Pearl (detail from MS. Cotton Nero A. X., f. 42r)

Dublin Core

Title

The Poet and Pearl from the poem, Pearl (detail from MS. Cotton Nero A. X., f. 42r)

Subject

Disc Brooch

Description

The illumination corresponds to the poem Pearl, where a poet’s deceased daughter reappears to him in a dream and comforts him in his time of grief. The father and daughter are standing at opposite sides of a river, and are both wearing long robes. At Pearl’s neck, a brooch (almost pearl-like in color) acts as a fastener on her high-collared tunic.

Publisher

University of Calgary, Libraries and Cultural Resources
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Date

Late Medieval, c. 1400

Contributor

Tara Cangialosi

Rights

Type

Still Image

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Original Format

Illumination on parchment manuscript

Physical Dimensions

No information given

Files

Collection

Citation

“The Poet and Pearl from the poem, Pearl (detail from MS. Cotton Nero A. X., f. 42r),” Medieval London, accessed September 23, 2017, http://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/55.
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