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Christie No.: 296
Name of Work: Parish Clerks Pall
Country: Great Britain
Site: London: Collection, Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks
Object Type: Pall
Date: 16c.
Dimensions: h. 45.7cm, w. 198cm (h. 18 in., w. 78 in.)
Subject Terms:
Heraldry, English: Company of Parish Clerks



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Bibliography: Christie, J., Some Account of Parish Clerks, More Especially of the Ancient Fraternity (Bretherne and Sisterne), of S. Nicholas, Now Known as the Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks (1893), p. 204

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Exhibition of Works of Art Belonging to the Livery Companies of the City of London (1927)

Adam, R., Parish Clerks of London (1971), p. 101; pl. III


Notes: Dimensions are for side panels.

The central panel of Florentine velvet brocade in crimson and gold of the late 15th century, the embroidered border, of gold and coloured silks on black velvet, English work, about 1500, repaired in 1686. (from V & A catalog, above)

The date is for the original work; the pall was restored in 1686.