Spirituality

The Accolade – Leighton


This painting by E. Leighton that shows a medieval queen/ princess, garbed in flowing white robes, bestowing an award (accolade) upon a soldier.

The kneeling and chivalrous warrior, dressed in red tunic and chainmail, accepts the bestowal of knighthood as she symbolically touches the sword on his shoulders. 


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