#artyoucanthave - EP. 07 - The Becket Leaves

July 23, 2021

This is the 850th anniversary of the murder of Thomas Becket. Getting into the spirit of the consequent Becket mania, Sandra Hindman devotes the latest episode of #artyoucanthave to her favorite piece of Becket art: the Becket Leaves. Dating back to the first half of the thirteenth century, they are the only known extant leaves from an illustrated medieval life of the saint and remain in private hands… so never say never!