9 September 2014

On a lighter note

On the weekend Puff and I attended Mass At Christ the King Cathedral in Hamilton.  While there, Puff noticed something interesting about this painting of the Adoration of the Magi over a side altar.

The magi are painted as kins, as was common, but notice the foremost king, dressed in red and ermine, with a chain of office, and a crown in a medieval style?  Unless we are much mistaken, he is dressed and crowned as a king of England.  The painter (perhaps on the instruction of the bishop) painted England kneeling before Mary and Jesus.  Keep in mind, the bishops and priests and congregation of the Cathedral at the time this was painted were mostly Irish.

Make of it what you will. Personally, I had a good chuckle.

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