Sporle, Norfolk, England. St. Mary's Church, South Aisle
Wall Painting, 1390-1400
Reconstructed copy, St. Mary's Church
photo © Stanbury/MMK
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The Decollation of the Empress.

She kneels on the right, her back turned to the executioner, who prepares to strike; he is clad in a cote-hardie, elaborately dagged at the lower edge, a short, patterned cloak, and an elaborate, turban-like head-dress.

Text from E.W. Tristram, English Wall Painting in the 14th Century. London: Routledge, 1955,       249-250.