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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1500-1599 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk velvet, trimmed with silk braid

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Maniple of purple silk velvet, trimmed with yellow and pale blue silk braid. There are small applied crosses of silk braid at each end and in the middle. Red linen lining.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1500-1599 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk velvet, trimmed with silk braid


Length: 45 in, Width: 7.25 in

Object history note

Acquired from Mrs Alice Hedley, 8 Mansfield Street, Cavendish Square, W. along with 695-1902, 696-1902 and 698-1902, two chasubles of similar date and a maniple, all for £50. The recommendation from Keeper Kendrick for the Council for Art at a meeting held on 23 June 1902 stated: 'These 3 chasubles, the property of Mrs Hedley, came from Hexham; they have not been in use for 20 years. The black chasuble appears to have been made from a pall, and the blue and red ones, as is very usual, from copes. They are all of English needlework; early 16th century'. (A. Kendrick's Report, 21/06/1902, RP. 87187/1902)

Descriptive line

Maniple, silk velvet trimmed with silk braid, England, 1500-1599


Silk (textile); Silk thread


Velvet; Braiding

Subjects depicted

Crosses (motifs)


Ecclesiastical textiles; Christianity; Ceremonial objects; Textiles


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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