About this object

  • ID:

    A13818

  • Production date:

    1658; 17th century

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: War, Plague and Fire: The English Republic

  • A painted and gilded silk 'taffety' escutcheon depicting the Arms of the Commonwealth, with an escutcheon of pretence, the paternal arms of Oliver Cromwell (a lion rampant) impaling those of his wife Elizabeth (née Bourchier) - three leopards passant, or, spotted the first. Over all an Imperial crown, composed of crosses patee, and strawberry leaves, four gold bars meeting arch-wise, over a low red cap. The field, inscribed: ‘Oliver Cromwell’s scutcheon that was taken from his Hearse ye 23rd Nov. 1658.’ The silk was folded into ten small squares and was mounted in a glazed wooden frame.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 565 mm; W 430 mm

  • Materials

    silk; taffety; paint

  • Last Updated

    2014-02-07

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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