'The brass and seal of John Trillek (d. 1360), bishop of Hereford: comparative thoughts’

Type Article
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)2-14
Number of pages12
JournalTransactions of the Monumental Brass Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
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This essay seeks to consider the relationship between the monumental brass of John Trillek1 and his episcopal seal of dignity. More broadly, using Trillek (and, to a lesser extent, the memorial and seal of another bishop of Hereford, Thomas Cantilupe) as a case-study, the following discussion will demonstrate that a consideration of sigillographic material can add substantially to our understanding and contextualization of medieval brasses, particularly in relation to their manufacture and purpose.