A Banquetdetails

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Image title: A Banquet
Source: Green, J. R.: “A Short History of the English People” (1902)
Keywords: colour, food, people, thanksgiving, feasts, servants, tables
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A medieval feast! Two people are seated behind a table laden with food; at either side a person (a servant or slave perhaps) kneels and hands food to one of the seated figures. Between the two seated figures (perhaps a king and queen) another person holds a goblet, or perhaps a flask of wine; whether this person is a servant pouring wine or is one of the feasters is unclear to me.

“From MS. Cott. Tib. C. vi. (British Museum), a Psalter, English work of the eleventh century.”

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Dimensions: 160 x 123mm (6.3 x 4.8 inches)
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