Medieval London

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Saint Remigius.jpg
This illuminated manuscript from the mid-14th century depicts a dove bringing an ampulla to Saint Remigius in order to baptize King Clovis I. The object's association with holiness made it the ideal instrument to convert him to Christianity, the…

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This page from the Livre de la Chasse manuscript depicts the hunting of a wild boar with a bow.The hunter stands on a platform that allows him to get close to the animal, but out of the reach of the boar's dangerous tusks. His arrow has pronounced…

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This particular anchor was found from the River Thames, at Blackfriars. It was made sometime between the 9th and 11th century. It is dark gray in color, has a broken shank, a crown in which is fitted and pierced with a loose ring, and pointed…

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This example of a stained glass window is a main-light panel. Originally at Westminster Abbey, the scene appears to portray the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary.

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"The Annunciation Triptych" measures 25 3/8 x 46 3/8 in. (64.5 x 117.8 cm). The left panel pictures a woman kneeling before an open door, holding a long string of red prayer beads with a large silver bead at each end.

Quern Illustration .jpg
Querns and millstones appear frequently in Biblical literature. This image is an illustration of a passage from the Book of Revelation where an angel throws a stone into the sea to symbolize destruction. Medieval sources, such as this manuscript,…

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This aquamanile possibly hails from Lower Saxony and is made of bronze. Aquamaniles were used in both religious and non-religious settings, though this object's original owner is not specified. The knight seen here is wearing some kind of prick spur…

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This image depicts archaeological drawings of loomweights found between 1976 and 1979 on the site of the late Anglo-Saxon settlement of Lundenburh, the city within the walls. These drawings, particularly the cross-hatched side views, are helpful in…

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This is an iron hunting arrowhead used to hunt medium to large game. Its pronounced barbs would have helped it to stick into its target and do maximum damage, causing the animal to bleed out. Its size made it to large to use on smaller game. It would…
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