The Blessing and Coronation of a Queen Consort

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 Queen Consort

Description: This engraving illustrates the blessing and coronation of a queen consort. The queen kneels before the altar as the metropolitan bishop sings a litany. Auxiliary bishops and priests look on. The image is flanked by an ornamental border containing scroll work, pelicans (symbolizing Jesus’s atonement for humanity’s sins), and snails (symbolizing the resurrection) .

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