The Blessing and Coronation of a King

Book Title: Sacrarvm caeremoniarvm sive Ritvvm ecclesiasticorvm S. Rom. ecclesiae. : libri tres

Author: Patrizi Piccolomini, Agostino, ca. 1435-1496

Image Title: The Blessing and Coronation of a King

Description: This engraving illustrates the blessing and coronation of a king. The king kneels before the metropolitan bishop. One of the priest-assistants brings the king’s sword from the altar and gives it to the bishop, who then presents it to the king. The image is flanked by a border containing angels, or putti, standing over eagles and holding snakes.

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