Stamp of Elstow Nunnery
ID
 
591
 
Original Country
 
England
 
Region
 
Bedfordshire
 
Community
  
Sorting Title
 
Stamp of Elstow Nunnery
 
Subject
 

Description: In the center of the pointed oval stamp are the Virgin and Child and S.Helena within an architectural setting. On the left, the crowned Virgin Mary sits on a bench, possibly suckling a nimbed Christ Child, who is seated on her left arm. On the right, Empress Helena, crowned, stands with a book in her left hand, and a rough-hewn cross in her right.
Below within a trefoil arch, three nuns flank and abbess holding a crozier, all kneeling with joined hands raised.

Border inscription: S(IGILLVM) COMMVNE C(APIT)VLI S(AN)C(T)E (M)ARIE DE ELEYNESTOWE.

 
Creation Date
 
mid 13th c.
 
Century
 
13th
 
Style Genre
 
Gothic
 
Format Medium
 

wax stamp

 
Current Repository
 

London: British Museum

 
Repository Number
 
Birch 3105
 
Image Source
 
Index of Christian Art
 
Photo Repo Number
 
23 L84 MBr S5,72 101682
 
Contributor
 
Lisa Tom
 
Image of Stamp of Elstow Nunnery.