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The Crucifixion, In 'The Hamelden Hours'

The Crucifixion, In 'The Hamelden Hours'

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1450

Shelfmark: Arundel MS 302

Item number: f.47v

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. This composition is fairly typical; but the palette and the patterning of the draperies of the figures immediately to each side of the Cross (using a mixture of orange and gold) are typical of the 'Bury St. Edmunds' style of illumination

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