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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1550-1599 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Shot silk with embroidery in coloured silks and silver-gilt thread

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Collar of a dalmatic, of cream-coloured shot silk with silver-gilt wire, embroidered with silver-gilt thread and coloured silks. In the middle is a "fleur-de-lys" within a scrollwork cartouche; on either side are curved leafy stems. There are borders of raised silver-gilt thread and crimson silk. The ground is of canvas, and there is a lining of green silk damask of floral pattern.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1550-1599 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Shot silk with embroidery in coloured silks and silver-gilt thread


Length: 33 in, Depth: 7 in

Object history note

Said to have come from a French church.

Purchased. Registered File number 83871/1903.

Descriptive line

Collar of a dalmatic, shot silk with embroidery in coloured silks and silver-gilt thread, France, 1550-99.


Shot silk; Silver-gilt thread; Silk thread


Weaving; Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Scrollwork; Floral patterns; Fleurs-de-lis


Ecclesiastical textiles; Clothing; Embroidery; Religion


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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