Stamp of Barking Abbey
ID
 
587
 
Original Country
 
England
 
Region
 
Essex
 
Community
  
Sorting Title
 
Stamp of Barking Abbey
 
Subject
 

Description: An pointed oval stamp with three trefoil arches flanked by candles in two candlesticks with figures within each arch.
In the center, Erkenwaldus of London is mitered, holds a crozier in his right hand and book in his left. He is flanked by Ethelburga and Hildelitha, both of Barking, both wearing abbess' vestments, holding croziers, one with a crescent moon and the other with a star or sun above her head.
Above, are busts of S.Peter with a key and S.Paul with a sword in his left hand, flanking a veiled Virgin Mary. She sits on a bench, holding a fleur-de-lis surmounted scepter in her right hand, and holding a cross-nimbed Christ Child with his right hand raised, seated on her left knee.
Below, beneath an arch, is the abbess (mutilated), probably Ethelburga of Barking, with crozier.

Border inscription: [SIGILLVM] ...VA... [BA]RKING ...[C]O(N)VENT(VS) ... (P)ROTEGAT IS(TVM).

 
Creation Date
 
1240-1260
 
Century
 
13th
 
Style Genre
 
Gothic
 
Format Medium
 

wax stamp

 
Current Repository
 

London: British Museum

 
Repository Number
 
Birch 2588
 
Image Source
 
Index of Christian Art
 
Photo Repo Number
 
23 L84 MBr S5,51 101669
 
Contributor
 
Lisa Tom
 
Image of Stamp of Barking Abbey.