Proceedings of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia Volume 27

Proceedings of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia Volume 27

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...is in memory of Sir John de Northwode, and his wife, Lady Joan or Joanna, sister of Bartholomew de Badlesmere. (See illustrations in Boutell's "Monumental Brasses," pp. 42, 44, and illustration in "Monumental Brasses," published by Cambridge Camden Society, p. 205.) This is a foreign Brass, but it is now in the Minster at the Isle of Sheppey, in Kent. This Brass had been _ tinkered with more than once. The lower part is of a more modern date, and the brass of this lower part is of a difierent metal from the brass of the figure. It is supposed that the modern part is more than 170 years later. One curious thing about this Brass is that the legs appear crossed though they were not so originally. It is argued that at some period a piece of six inches at least must have been taken from the center of the figure, and the lower portion moved up to make the length correspond with that of the lady, and in several authorities, all published before 1850, this Brass is so described. When this piece was replaced is not known, but the restoration enables us to see the very handsome decoration of the Brass. Sir John's spurs are shown one on either side of his crossed legs, over the neck and back of the animal on which his feet rest. The costume of the lady is often quoted as being a very curious example of the period. It is a loose, flowing mantle, wrapped about the entire person, and gathered up under the right arm. It is sleeveless, and the arms appear through curious cuts. The hair is plaited on either side of the face, and the neck, chin and throat, which are enveloped in a large, but certainly not attractive wimple, probably a wimple collar belonging to the under-dress or kirtle. The wimple is still a common part...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679656X
  • 9781236796561