Carthusian miscellany

Description

Taken from the preface of The Disputacione betwyx the Body and the Wormes, this image depicts a transi tomb, a tomb that contains two images of the deceased: a colourful effigy of a richly dressed woman, contrasted with her decomposing corpse below. Death here is the great leveller, her wealth and status in life do not mean anything once she is dead.

Full title:
A Carthusian miscellany of poems, chronicles, and treatises in Northern English
Created:
1460–1500, Northern England
Format:
Manuscript
Usage terms

Public Domain in most countries other than the UK.

Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Add MS 37049

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