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Database No.: 153
Name of Work: Grandisson Orphreys
Country: Great Britain
Site: London: Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum
Object Type: Vestment, chasuble, orphrey
Date: mid 14c.
Dimensions: h. 91cm, w. 23cm (h. 35.8in, w. 9in)
Subject Terms:
Apostle, Paul

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Bibliography: London, Royal Academy of Arts, Age of Chivalry (1987), p. 467 (no. 598), illus.

Notes: Orphrey once appliqued to modern chasuble.

Made in England 1340-1369 for John Grandisson, Bishop of Exeter.

Formerly belonging to the Marquess of Bute.

Purchased in 1993 with the assistance of The Art Fund, the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Margaret Laton Fund.

Photo: ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London