Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4612
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  • Title: Images of Women in Anglo-Saxon Art III: A Paean for a Queen: The Frontispiece to the "Encomium Emmae Reginae"
  • Source: Old English Newsletter 26, 1 (Fall 1992): Pages 56 - 58.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Emma, Wife of Æthelred, King of England, and Cnut the Great, King of Denmark and England Encomium Emmae Reginae, Latin Text Illumination of Manuscripts Latin Literature Portraits Queens in Art Women in Art
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 11
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  • Illustrations: One Figure. Figure One Frontispiece of "Encomium Emmae Reginae" (London, British Library Add. MS. 33241, fol. 1v.). The illustration is a royal donor portrait with Emma receiving the commissioned text from the monk-author. Her two sons, Harthacnut and Edward the Confessor, observe from the side. The frontispiece dates from 1040 to 1043, the brief period of dual rulership of Emma's two sons.
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00301973
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