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Palimpsest brass: M.67-1904

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Palimpsest brass of a priest in mass vestment. Side A is earlier (c.1520), depicting a portion of the robe of a figure. Side B is later (c.1550), depicting a shaven priest with his hands almost joined in front of him. He wears a chasuble but neither a maniple nor a stole.


History note: Purchased from G. & H. Newton (Plumber and House Decorator), 66 Regent Street, Cambridge

Legal notes

Bought from G. & H. Newton

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.0 in
Width: 7 3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1904) by Newton, G. & H.


16th Century, first half#
Henry VIII
Circa 1520 CE - 1550 CE


East Anglian?

Mr H.K. Camaron PhD. Hon. Keeper of the University Collection of Rubbings expressed the opinion that this brass was about 1530. The earlier side, a portion of the robe of a civilian figure, second half of the 15th century. 19th January 1979

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work


Materials used in production

Brass (alloy)

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.67-1904
Primary reference Number: 30557
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 5 January 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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