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hat, the red

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

Second edition

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199680276
Published online November 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744419
hat, the red

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A popular phrase for the cardinalate. It was a very broad-brimmed, flat-topped hat with fifteen tassels on either side. It was never actually worn after the cardinal was invested with it, and after his death it was hung over his grave until it perished, when it was swept up and thrown away—...

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Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art

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