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Christie No.: 165
Country: Great Britain
Site: London: Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum
Object Type: Vestment, chasuble
Date: 1410 - 1440
Dimensions: h. 129.5cm, w. 80cm (h. 51in, w. 31.5in)
Subject Terms:
Trinity
Angel
Christ: showing Wounds



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Bibliography: London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Opus Anglicanum (1963), p. 49 (cat. 115)

Notes: Each angel is holding a heart pierced with many wounds.

The chasuble is of Chinese white silk damask, sixteenth or seventeenth century. The applied embroidery is of the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century.

In Hartpury House, near Gloucester. Mrs. Gordon-Canning, who gave the chasuble to the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1922.

Photo: ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London