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The Flagellation, In 'The Hamelden Hours'

The Flagellation, In 'The Hamelden Hours'

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1450

Shelfmark: Arundel MS 302

Item number: f.42v

Length: 14.5

Width: 7.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

This book of hours is illuminated in a style combining features typical of a group of manuscripts made in Suffolk, probably Bury St. Edmunds. Heraldry in one of the initials indicates that the manuscript was made for a member of the Hamelden family, of Holton St. Peter in Suffolk. This parish is on the outskirts of Halesworth, in an industrial estate where Bernard Matthews turkey products are made. The composition of this scene is unexceptional, but the bright yellow and orange colours used are unusual: they are one of the features which suggests that the manuscript was illuminated in a workshop at Bury St. Edmunds.

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