Stamp of Grace-Dieu Priory
ID
 
586
 
Original Country
 
England
 
Region
 
Leicestershire
 
Community
  
Sorting Title
 
Stamp of Grace-Dieu Priory
 
Subject
 

Description: In the center, a cross-nimbed Christ raises his right hand, holds a book in his left, and sits on a bench on dais beneath an architectural canopy. Below, beneath the trefoil arch, Roesia de Verdun, wearing headdress, kneels in attitude of donor, holding the charter from which a seal is suspended.

Border inscription on pointed oval: SIGILL(VM) CONVENT(VS) ... ALIV(M) DE GRATIA ....

 
Creation Date
 
1235-1250
 
Century
 
13th
 
Style Genre
 
Gothic
 
Format Medium
 

wax stamp

 
Historical Context
 

Augustinian Priory of Grace-Dieu, Holy Trinity and S. Mary, in Leicestershire, founded by Roesia de Verdon for nuns 1235-1241.

 
Current Repository
 

London: British Museum

 
Repository Number
 
Birch 3217
 
Image Source
 
Index of Christian Art
 
Photo Repo Number
 
23 L84 MBr S5,45 101661
 
Contributor
 
Lisa Tom
 
Image of Stamp of Grace-Dieu Priory.