Wrestlers (or Hercules and Antæus)

Maundey Money

Sir Thomas Brock, K.C.B., R.A. 1847-1922

1897

Collection: John Sankey, who retains copyright.

The Royal Mint site explains: “It seems to have been the custom as early as the thirteenth century for members of the royal family to take part in Maundy ceremonies, to distribute money and gifts, and to recall Christ's simple act of humility by washing the feet of the poor.” [continued below]

Photograph by George P. Landow. [Click twice on image to enlarge it.]