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Christie No.: 269
Name of Work: Saddlers' Pall
Country: Great Britain
Site: London: Collection, Worshipful Company of Saddlers
Object Type: Pall
Date: c. 1508
Dimensions: h. 22 in., w. 76.5 in.
Subject Terms:
Virgin Mary: Assumption
Heraldry, English: Company of Saddlers



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Bibliography: London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Opus Anglicanum (1963), p. 58

Kingsley, O., Treasures and Plate, The Collection of the Saddlers’ Company (1995).

Notes: Mutilated during the Reformation (late 16c.) when the figures of the Virgin were concealed by Sacred Monograms.

Sections on either side contain the Company's arms: azure a chevron between three saddled furnished, or and the inscription reads: IN TE D(OMI)NE SPERAVIS NO(N) CO(N)FUNDER IN ETERNUM. (End of Te Deum).

Reproduced with the kind permission of the Worshipful Company of Saddlers