Stamp of Flixton Priory
ID
 
588
 
Original Country
 
England
 
Region
 
Yorkshire
 
Community
  
Sorting Title
 
Stamp of Flixton Priory
 
Subject
 

Description: The seal is shaped like a barbed quatrefoil.
In the lozenge is a depiction of the Crucifixion with Christ, cross-nimbed, in a long loin cloth, and affixed to the cross with three nails. Christ is flanked by the Virgin Mary nimbed, veiled, holding a book, and John the Evangelist (mutilated), and by heads of Personifications of Sun and Moon.
On the lowest corner of the lozenge is the Lamb of God, cross-nimbed, holding a bannered cross-staff, standing beside a chalice.

Border inscription on lozenge: [SIGILLVM] [CA]PITVLI MONIALIV(M) DE FLIXT....

In the four semi-circles would have been the Four Beasts, the angel and winged ox, possibly both with scrolls (the eagle and the lion have been destroyed).

 
Creation Date
 
1258-1299
 
Century
 
13th
 
Style Genre
 
Gothic
 
Format Medium
 

wax stamp

 
Historical Context
 

Augustinian Priory of Flixton for nuns founded ca. 1258.

 
Descriptive Notes
 

Present condition is mutilated.

 
Current Repository
 

London: British Museum

 
Repository Number
 
23 L84 MBr S5,52 101670
 
Image Source
 
Index of Christian Art
 
Photo Repo Number
 
23 L84 MBr S5,52 101670
 
Contributor
 
Lisa Tom
 
Image of Stamp of Flixton Priory.