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Writing tablet, 1 register, 3 arches across (plaquette; tablette à écrire; frise d'arcatures) (Front)

Writing tablet, 1 register, 3 arches across (plaquette; tablette à écrire; frise d'arcatures) (Front)
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Lewes, Barbican House Museum (Sussex Archaeological Society)

LEWS A 1886.1


Height: c. 102mm
Width: c. 61mm

Coronation of the Virgin merged with Assumption (Virgin borne to Heaven by angels); angel crowning the Virgin; angel swinging a censer; musician angels (psaltery; string instrument; drums; portable organ); God the Father making a blessing gesture; brooch; clouds.
Pointed trefoils; border of dentils.

Dawson 1909: 14th century.


Not visible.

Object Condition
The panel has broken into several pieces, which probably explains why it was inserted in a frame, to keep these pieces together.

Found in the ruins of the Collegiate Church, at Hastings Castle, in 1811; presented by Captain Grose to Sir William Burrell; given by him to Lord Chichester in 1811 (Dawson 1909).

Sussex Archaeological Collections XXXV (1886), p. xvi (Annual Report for 1886).
C. Dawson, History of Hastings Castle. The Castlery, Rape and Battle of Hastings, to which is added a History of the Collegiate Church within the Castle, and its Prebends, 2 vols. (London, 1909), I, pl. IV, facing p. 147 and p. 548.
Sussex Archaeological Collections LXXXV, Centenary 1846-1946 (Oxford, 1946), pp. 77-92 (ill. on p. 84; p. 85).


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