The Accolade Painting Medieval Tapestry Wall Hanging - Knighting Ceremony By Leighton, H53" x W42"

The Accolade Painting Medieval Tapestry Wall Hanging - Knighting Ceremony By Leighton, H53" x W42"
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Medieval Tapestry The Accolade - Knighting Ceremony, Tapestry Reproduction Of Edmund Blair Leighton's painting, Knight, Lady, Sword

This finest medieval tapestry is a tapestry reproduction of Edmund Blair Leighton's painting "The Accolade" (Knighting ceremony).

- Dimensions of the tapestry: 53" x 42", 52" x 71", 31" x 40"
- Unlined & finished with tapestry rod sleeve
- Quality : jacquard woven in USA
- 100% cotton

Leighton's Accolade is one of the famous medieval pictures.

According to the History of Knights the young man was made a knight at the age of 21. This was an occasion of elaborate ceremony and solemn vows. After a purification bath, the candidate for knighthood knelt or stood all night in prayer before the altar on which lay the precious armor he would don on the morrow.

In the morning there was a religious ritual, with perhaps a sermon on the knight's duty to protect the weak, to right wrongs, and to honor women.

Then in the courtyard in the presence of the assembled knights and fair ladies, a knight's armor was buckled on, piece by piece, a sword was girded about his waist, and spurs were attached to the candidate's feet. He then knelt to receive the accolade. This was a blow upon the neck or shoulder, given by the officiating lord or knight with his fist or with the flat of a sword. As he gave it he said, "In the name of God and St. Michael and St. George, I dub thee knight, be brave and loyal."

Attending the conferring of knighthood, the young knight was free to go where he pleased. Usually he rode forth in quest of adventure, armor on his back, his spurs on his heels, and with sword, shield, and lance ready to hand.

Great addition to any medieval history inspired collection, any medieval pictures or any medieval tapestry collection. Great romantic gift or St. Valentine day gift idea!

* Rod and tassels are not included with the tapestry.
** The sizes advertized are approximate (5%) due to the weaving specifics. If you need to know an exact size to fit your space please contact us and we can verify the size for you.

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We are glad to offer you a great way to decorate your house without having to spend a lot of money. We have a large selection of tapestry wall hangings imported from France, Belgium, Italy and some other European countries. We collect the best wall tapestries from different European manufacturers and sell them at affordable price. We carefully choose tapestry wall hangings from a wide variety of wall tapestry products presented on the market. We try to choose wall tapestries that are in harmony with the modern standards of home decor. Some of our tapestry wall hangings can be framed and fit well both traditional and modern home interiors.

We are particularly proud of our medieval wall tapestries. In our collection of medieval tapestry wall hangings you can find unique tapestry pictures. One of our best selling wall tapestries is the reproduction of The Accolade painting by Leighton. Bring romantic spirit of the old time with our medieval tapestry wall hangings.

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