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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

'Enamelled Crosier. 13th Century' c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864501

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Photograph of the head of a medieval enamelled crosier created in the eighth century and now in the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MRR 810). The object depicts the Annunciation of the Virgin with Archangel Gabriel (left) offering a lily to the Virgin (right).

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of the Virgin Mary
            • Annunciation