hēafod-hrægel

hēafod-hrægel, n.n: a bolster or pillow.

Royal 1.d.X, f. 1v Two-part miniature of the Nativity and the Annunciation to the Shepherds.

Royal 1.d.X, f. 1v Two-part miniature of the Nativity and the Annunciation to the Shepherds.

Image from the British Library: Detail of miniatures from the prefatory cycle of the Nativity: in the upper register, the Virgin suckling the Christ Child and Joseph adjusting her pillow (hēafod-hrægel), and in the lower register, the Annunciation to the Shepherds, from a Psalter, England (Oxford), 1st quarter of the 13th century, before 1220, Royal 1 D. x, f. 1v.

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