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Christie No.: 95
Name of Work: Cope of Pope Pius II
Country: Italy
Site: Pienza: Museum, Museo Diocesano
Object Type: Vestment, cope
Date: 1315 - 1335
Dimensions: h. 164cm, w. 350.5 (h. 64.5in, w. 138in)
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