Opus Anglicanum - The Evelyn Thomas Database of Medieval English Embroidery

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Database No.: 38
Country: Great Britain
Site: London: Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum
Object Type: Fragment
Date: 1220 - 1250
Dimensions: d. 17.8cm (d. 7 in.)
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Bibliography: Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 70-71 no. 38; pl. XXIV

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Opus Anglicanum (1963), p. 18 (no. 24)

Notes: This small roundel have been attached to a cope or other ecclesiastical garment. Panels applied to copes, occasionally described as circular, are mentioned in various inventories including one of 1245 from St Paul's Cathedral in London.

Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1864 from the collection of Canon Franz Bock.