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. Wearing a royal cloak, the king kneels before the metropolitan bishop, who anoints the king’s hands with the oil of catechumens as the auxiliary bishops look on. The image is flanked by a border containing angels, or putti, suspended over the heads of soldiers.

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