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Database No.: 43
Name of Work: Orphrey of Manasseh and Ermengarda
Country: France
Site: Paris: Museum, Musée de Cluny
Object Type: Vestment, chasuble, orphrey
Date: end 13c.
Dimensions: h. 69cm, w. 28cm (h. 27.5 in., w. 11 in.)
Subject Terms:
Full view
Apostle, Peter
Donor, Female
Donor, Male
Heraldry, Decorated: Bear
Heraldry, English: Montacute
Virgin Mary and Christ Child
Viventius of Vergy

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Bibliography: Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 77-78 no. 43; pl. XXX; fig. 79

Paris, Musée de Cluny, Musée national du Moyen Age (1993), p. 165 no. 203; fig. 203

Johnstone, P., High Fashion in the Church (2002), pl. VIII A

Notes: Embroidery may be English or French.