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 is the first of five illustrating the blessing and coronation of a queen consort. The queen kneels and the king asks the metropolitan bishop to bless and crown her. Auxiliary bishops, priests, and noblemen stand as witnesses. The image is flanked by a border containing angels, or putti, suspended over the heads of soldiers.

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