By popular demand, I have FINALLY managed to get a picture of my purple cast for your viewing pleasure. It does look blue next to the burgundy pillow it is resting on, but I'll leave the naming of the specific shade to my readers.
"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark