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Mother of Thomas of Canterbury from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 288v

Mother of Thomas of Canterbury from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 288v

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Detail of a bas-de-page scene of the mother of Thomas, the Saracen Emir's daughter, being recognized by Gilbert Becket's servant. Image taken from f. 288v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

In medieval illuminated manuscripts, bas-de-page scenes are unframed, sometimes whimsical images that appear below the written text and may or may not refer to it.

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1310 - 1320
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British Library
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