Detail of image depicting the coronation of King Arthur (c. 1300-1310) from Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M. 751

Dublin Core

Title

Detail of image depicting the coronation of King Arthur (c. 1300-1310) from Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M. 751

Subject

Manuscript image

Description

This image, from the fourteenth-century Abrégé des histoires divines found in the Pierpont Morgan Library, shows the coronation of King Arthur performed by a bishop. It is generally accepted that Arthur, though a popular literary figure, was not a real historical figure in the way he is written about in literature. The Last Legion depicts Arthur not as a Welsh warrior-king fighting the invasion of Saxons, but as the son of Romulus Augustus, the last Roman Emperor in the West. While the aesthetic of the movie is mostly late antique, this illustration depicts Arthur through the artistic conventions of the high medieval period. 

Date

c. 1300-1310

Contributor

Eleanor Vaughan

Language

French

Type

Still image

Coverage

France
Late Middle Ages (. 1300-1500)
14th century
c. 1300-1310

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Illuminated Manuscript

Files

m751.065va.jpg

Citation

“Detail of image depicting the coronation of King Arthur (c. 1300-1310) from Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M. 751,” Medieval Hollywood, accessed August 20, 2019, http://medievalhollywood.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/86.