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Christie No.: 86
Name of Work: Bologna Cope
Country: Italy
Site: Bologna: Museum, Museo Civico
Object Type: Vestment, cope
Date: c. 1280 - 1310
Dimensions: h. 147cm, w. 323cm (h. 58in, w. 127in)
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Bibliography: De Farcy, L., Broderie (1890), I, p. 125; II, pl. 27

Braun, J., Die liturgische Gewandung (1907), p. 344; fig. 162

Migeon, G., Arts du tissu (1909), p. 136; fig. p. 131

Lehnert, G., Illustrierte Geschichte des Kunstgewerbes (1907-1909), I, p. 337; fig. 261

Bologna, Museo Civico di Bologna, Guida (1923), p. 228

Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 159-161 (no. 86); pls. CXII-CXIII; fig. 133

Rickert, M., Painting in Britain: The Middle Ages (1954), pp. 151-152; pl. 137

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Opus Anglicanum (1963), pp. 30-31 no. 53; pl. 10

Montefusco Bignozzi, F., Il piviale di San Domenico (1970)

Ottawa, National Gallery, Art and Courts (1972), I, pp. 113, 151, 155; fig. 63

Clough, C., "Review of Montefusco Bignozzi, F., Il piviale di San Domenico (1970)," Apollo, CIII (1976), pp. 70-72

London, Royal Academy of Arts, Age of Chivalry (1987), p. 456 no. 576; color fig.

Staniland, K., Embroiderers (1991), p. 11; fig. 9

Bussolati, C., "Piviale di San Domenico," Arte a Bologna, III (1993), pp. 93-104; figs. 1-13

Giorgi, M., & Palei, G., "Opus anglicanum del Piviale di Pio II," OPD restauro, VI (1994), p. 212

Morgan, N., "Opus Anglicanum nel tesoro pontifico," Gotico europeo in Italia (1994), p. 304

Synge, L., Art of embroidery: history of style and technique (2001), p. 47; fig. 42

Johnstone, P., High Fashion in the Church (2002), pp. 41-42, 44; figs. 38, 45

Notes: Orphrey, hood, morse and lower border missing.