Medieval London

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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 illuminated manuscript from Paris (c. 1495-1505) shows, on the bottom lower left, a man kneeling and holding a spoon in his right hand to stir the ingredients in the pot.

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This English spoon is dated around the fifteenth century. It is 6.4 inches in length and is made of pewter. This spoon has an unidentified marker’s mark on the interior of the fig-shaped bowl, displaying letters inscribed on either side of a crowned…

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This is a detail from the illuminated manuscript of The Benediction of St Aethelwold, written by Godeman for St Aethelwold, Bishop of Winchester. The scene depicts St Elizabeth on a couch with the infant John the Baptist behind her in a crib. Beneath…

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This is an unfinished money box. It is Surrey white ware, but the green glaze was never added. It has been broken open on the side.

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Made in Flanders in the sixteenth century, this tapestry entitledLa Main Chaudefeatures a shepherdess with a double-sided comb hanging from her belt.

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The Handbook of British Archaeologyillustrates the different types of combs in use during the medieval era. These drawings help provide viewers with a complete image since combs are so rarely found without damage.

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A stylus is a slender, tapered utensil used for writing on wax-coated wooden tablets.This particular stylus is made of bone and is missing its metal inset tip. The top of the stylus is spherical, used as a way to "erase" writing in the wax. This…

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This particular comb measures 122 millimeters in length, 42 millimeters in width, and 10 millimeters in diameter. Comprised of bone, the double-sided comb has darkened with age and has a rustic light brown coloring. On the upper side of this comb,…

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This is the leg of a cauldron retrieved from the Greater London area in 2009. This particular fragment was retrieved from a cauldron that was originally made of copper alloy, rather than ceramic. This cauldron fragment is an example of a cauldron…
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