Ceremonial staff, Johannes Vuystinck, 1518

Ceremonial staff, Johannes Vuystinck, 1518

gilding, l 115.5cm × d 6.6cm × w 715gr More details

A staff was often a sign of authority. This one belonged to the bailiff of the chapter of the Old Munster church in Utrecht. He administered justice in the regions and villages under the chapter’s jurisdiction. The religious background of this authority is indicated by the crown on the staff: Christ as Saviour of the World.

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