Opus Anglicanum - The Evelyn Thomas Database of Medieval English Embroidery

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Database No.: 147
Country: Great Britain
Site: London: Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum
Object Type: Altar frontal
Date: 1290 - 1340
Dimensions: h. 264cm, w. 8.8cm (h. 8'8in., w. 3.5in)
Subject Terms:
Heraldry, English: Vesci

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Bibliography: London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Opus Anglicanum (1963), p. 28 (no. 43)

London, Royal Academy of Arts, Age of Chivalry (1987), p. 392 (no. 442); left half illus.

Johnstone, P., High Fashion in the Church (2002), pp. 37-38; fig. 31

Notes: Only right half of frontlet pictured (with DOMINE). Full inscription reads: IN HORA MORTIS SVCCVRRE NOBIS DOMINE.

Baron William de Vesci died without issue in 1315.

Photo: ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London