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The Coronation of Pepin
Written: Brussels Belgium Illuminated: Bruges Belgium (Place created)
written 1463 - 1465; illuminated 1467 - 1472
Tempera colors, gold leaf, and gold paint on parchment
Leaf: 22.9 x 18.9 cm (9 x 7 7/16 in.)
Sitting on an elaborately upholstered throne covered with fleurs-de-lis, Charles Martel's son Pepin the Short receives his crown as king of the Franks in 751. The papal legate Boniface, in red at the left, and a pair of Frankish bishops at either side of Pepin performed the ceremony at Soissons. Among the splendidly attired nobles in attendance was "the powerful duke Henry of Metz" mentioned in the text below, probably the figure in the ermine-trimmed cape at the far right.
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