Illustrations of Anglo-Saxons in
Prudentius' Psychomachia
‘Conflict Of The Soul’

British Library, MS Cotton Cleopatra C VIII, c.1000

Chastity and Lust

folio 07v lower
Chastity compelled to fight against Lust

PUDICITIA CONTRA LIBIDINEM ADACIS PUGNAT


folio 08r upper
Chastity hits Lust with a stone

PUDICITIA LIBIDINEM CUM SAXO PERCUTIT


folio 08r lower
Chastity stabs through Lust with a sword

PUDICITIA LIBIDINEM TRANS FIGIT GLADIO


folios 8v, 9r & 9v are not available.

folio 10r upper
Chastity stores her sword under the altar in the temple

PUDICITIA GLADIUM SUUM SUB ALTARE IN TEMPLO RECONDIT





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