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Fragments of Embroidery

1390-1420 (made)

Scenes in the life of the Virgin and Christ. Each scene is placed beneath a double gothic canopy.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 20 parts.

  • Embroidery
  • Embroidery
  • Embroidery
  • Embroidery
  • Embroidery
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  • Embroidery
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  • Embroidery
Materials and Techniques
Linen ground embroidered with silver-gilt and silver thread in underside and some surface couching and coloured silk threads in split stitch and some raised stitches. Unlined. Each piece has later linen tabs sewn into the corners. Many of the top and bottom edges are crudely cut.The majority of the metal thread is worn and much of the black silk has disappeared, exposing underdrawing.
Physical Description
Scenes in the life of the Virgin and Christ. Each scene is placed beneath a double gothic canopy.
Dimensions
  • Maximum height: 29cm
  • Maximum width: 22.5cm
Object history
Purchased from Miss Frances Rogers, of Bayswater, London, for £13.
Bibliographic Reference
Browne, Clare; Davies, Glyn; Michael, M.A., English Medieval Embroidery: Opus Anglicanum, exhibition catalogue, London, Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 2016), p. 253, cat. no. 72 King, Donald, Opus Anglicanum: English Medieval Embroidery, exhibition catalogue, London, Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 1963), cat. no. 105 Christie, Grace, English Medieval Embroidery: A Brief Survey of English Embroidery dating from the Beginning of the Tenth Century until the End of the Fourteenth. Oxford, 1938. Cat.no.106. Monnas, Lisa, ‘“Opus Anglicanum” and Renaissance Velvet: The Whalley Abbey Vestments’, Textile History 25 (1994), 21-2 Wetter, Evelin, Mittelalterliche Textilien, vol. iii: Stickerei bis um 1500 und figürlich gewebte Borten, Die Textilsammlung der Abegg-Stiftung 6. (Riggisberg, 2012), 120-31.
Collection
Accession Number
28 to S-1892

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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