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Thomas Becket from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 299

Thomas Becket from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 299

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Detail of a bas-de-page drawing of Thomas Becket, supported by two angels, kneeling before Christ. Image taken from f. 299 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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