Harleian Ms6163 Arma Christi no2



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Description Arma Christi illustration (heraldic and quasi-heraldic attributes of the passion of Christ), along with depictions of certain other irrelevant heraldic shields, in the probable 15th-century manuscript Harley 6163 from the Harleian collection of the British Library.

Reproduced from Two Tudor Books of Arms: Harleian Mss. Nos. 2169 & 6163, with Nine Hundred Illustrations. / A Tudor Book of Arms: Being Harleian Manuscript No. 6163 Blasoned by Joseph Foster, Hon M.A. Oxon, where it is given the following description:

Folio 67.

"The armys of owre lorde drawe owte of the passyon."

Indexed as " Tropheys of Christ's passion."

On a mount, a standing figure, three-quarters, to the right, clad in a loose robe, girt about the waist.

The right hand holding a quarterly shield, representing: i. The five wounds, ii. Three pots of ointment, iii. Two golden staves, iiii. The betrayer [Judas], with bag of silver round his neck.

In the left hand, a spear*-headed flagstaff with banner representing : i. The spitting, ii. The casting of lots. iii. Plucking out the hair. iiii. Caesar or Pilate.

On a golden helmet with purple mantling and wreath, the pillar of flagellation, tied with a thong, thereon the crowing cock all between on the dexter a spear and on the sinister, a reed thereon the sponge of vinegar.

It will be noticed that the herald painter has here also added two shields of arms in order to balance his page.

1. Sable, a sword in pale argent "anowyd wt. gold pomell and hyltte", between two flaunches of the second.

2. TATE. Quarterly of six pieces -- incomplete. Sir Robert and Sir John Tate Lord Mayors of London 1488 and 1496 bore, per fess or and gules a pale counter-coloured, three Cornish choughs 2 and 1 proper.

  • The soldiers who took Jesus are usually represented by spears.
Date mid-15th century manuscript illustration reproduced in book by author who died more than 100 years ago; Internet Archive JPEG scan losslessly cropped by AnonMoos
Source From scan of book Two Tudor books of arms; Harleian Mss. nos. 2169 and 6163 by Joseph Foster (1844-1905) at http://www.archive.org/details/twotudorbooksofa00fostuoft which is turn mechanical reproduction of 15th-century manuscript illustration.
Author 15th century scribe, Joseph Foster (died 1905), Internet Archive scanner
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