An inserted miniature in BL Harley 5102
Murder of Thomas Becket, England, late 12th-century


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Part 2
Title: Inserted miniatures
Date: last quarter of the 12th century
Decoration: 5 full-page miniatures in colours and gold, on inserted leaves, including the murder of Becket (ff. 17, 32, 68, 118, 129).

Folio 32
Description: Detail of a miniature of the martyrdom of Thomas Becket: he kneels before the altar, and one of the four knights, perhaps William de Tracy, delivers the first blow, which cuts into the arm of Edward Grim, the cross-bearer; Reginald FitzUrse (identified by the muzzled bear on his shield) strikes the top of Becket's head. Origin: England (E. Midlands?) British Library Harley 5102



Other Thomas Becket images:
Murder of Thomas Becket, Font, Lyngsjo Church, Scania, southern Sweden, late 12th century
Murder of Thomas Becket, Spoleto, Italy, late 12th-century
Murder of Thomas Becket, Wall Painting in Santa Maria de Terrassa, Catalonia, Spain, c1180-1200
Martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket of Canterbury, Chronica Majora by Matthew Paris, ca. 124053
Martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket of Canterbury, Carrow Psalter, c.1250
The Martyrdom of Thomas Becket, Fresco in the Museo Diocesano from Palazzo dei Trecento, Treviso, Veneto, Italy, c.1260

Other 12th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers