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  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    September 1901 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    McClure, M. L. (Mrs.) (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and silver on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs McClure

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting in water-colour and silver; copy of portion of an amice collar of embroidered blue silk of the 11th or 12th century, in the Cathedral at Halberstadt, Germany. Embroidered with the figure of Our Lord seated in majesty surrounded by emblems of the Evangelists. On either side, beneath arcading, are the apostles St. Peter and St. Paul.

Place of Origin

England (painted)


September 1901 (painted)


McClure, M. L. (Mrs.) (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and silver on paper


Height: 4.25 in, Width: 8 in

Object history note

Registered File number 90691/1901.

Note written on acquisition:
The collar forms part of a Chasuble No. 208 in the Halberstadt Treasury. See Bulletin de la Gilde de S. Thomas et de S. Luc, Belgium, Vol. 7, p. 296. The following inscription is on the back of the mount: 'Amice Collar, now sewn on to Chasuble 208 in the Treasury of the Domkirche, Halberstadt. The collar is supposed to be of the date 1100. The silk of the chasuble on to which his sewn is of cir. 1400, and is of yellow tint. The cross and embroideries are of cir. 1200. The amice collar is of dark blue silk, embroidered in fine silver wire. [copied Sept. 1901, M. L. McClure].'

Descriptive line

Painting in water-colour and silver, copy of embroidery painted by Mrs. M. L. McClure, English, September 1901; copy of embroidery, 1000s-1100s, Halberstadt, Germany

Production Note

Copy of embroidery painted by Mrs. M. L. McClure.


Paper; Watercolour; Silver paint




Clothing; Religion; Paintings; Embroidery; Ecclesiastical textiles


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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