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Christie No.: 98
Scene No.: 6
Name of Work: Cope of Skå
Country: Sweden
Site: Stockholm: Museum, Statens Historiska Museum
Object Type: Vestment, cope, orphrey
Date: second quarter 14c.
Dimensions: h. 310cm, w. 19.1cm (h. 122 in., w. 7.5 in)
Subject Terms:
Christ: Entombment
Angel
Bird: Pelican in her Piety



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Bibliography: Lindblom, A., "Cope of Skå," Burlington Magazine, XXVIII (1916), pp. 178-185; figs. Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 189-191 no. 98; pls. CXLVII-CLI; fig. 152

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Opus Anglicanum (1963), p. 40 no. 82

Notes: Previously an antependium reconstructed in 1962. Orphrey in four pieces attached to modern cope. Photo by: Gabriel Hildebrand/National Historical Museum Stockholm