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Christie No.: 24
Name of Work: Miter of St. Thomas à Becket
Country: Great Britain
Site: London: Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral
Object Type: Vestment, miter
Date: c. 1180 - 1220
Dimensions: h. 27cm, w. 23.5cm
Subject Terms:
Saint, Male
Heraldry, Decorated: Fleur-de-lis
Ornament



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Bibliography: London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Exhibition of English Embroidery (1905), p. 58; pl. XXII

Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 62-63 no. 24; pl. XVI

Blocher, H., Die Mitren des hohen Mittelalters (2012), pp. 261-256; fig. 174 (color)

Notes: The figures on the infulae may be compared with those on the stole from the tomb of William de Blois at Worcester.

The miter belongs to the Treasure of Westminster Cathedral but on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum.