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Christie No.: 52
Country: United States
Site: New York: Museum, Metropolitan Museum
Object Type: Vestment, alb, apparel
Date: late 13c.
Dimensions: h. 8 in., w. 2 ft. 6 in.
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Bibliography: Morris, F., "English Ecclesiastical Embroidery in the Morgan Collection," Art in America, IV (1915-1916), pp. 195-200; fig. 1

De Farcy, L., Broderie, Suppl. II (1919), p. 153; pl. 196 (2)

Little, F., "Exhibition of English Embroidery," Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, XXIV (1929), p. 262; figure

Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 96-97 (no. 52); pl. L (A); fig. 90

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Arts of the Middle Ages (1940), cat. 98; p. 34; pl. XLVII (98)

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Opus Anglicanum (1963), cat. 33; pp. 20-21

Husband, T., "Ecclesiastical Vestments of the Middle Ages," Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., XXIX (1970-1971), p. 286; fig. 2

Young, B., "Opus Anglicanum," Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., XXIX (1970-1971), p. 296; fig. 16

Ottawa, National Gallery, Art and Courts (1972), I, p. 164 (85); II, pl. III

Providence, Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Transformations of the Court Style (1977), cat. 34; pp. 94-95; fig. p. 94

Notes: Accession No. 17.190.186

Collection of J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917).

Each apostle within architectural frame, six escutcheons (Hastings, Earl of Arundel, England, Castille-Léon, Clare, and De Vere) in arch spandrels (6-11); crescent moon and stars in background.