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Database No.: 60
Name of Work: Jesse Cope
Country: Great Britain
Site: London: Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum
Object Type: Vestment, cope
Date: late 13c.
Dimensions: h. 135cm, w. 183cm (h. 53in, w. 72in)
Subject Terms:
Diagram (Christie)

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Bibliography: De Farcy, L., Broderie (1890), I, p. 127; II, pl. 42(1)

De Farcy, L., Broderie, Suppl. II (1919), pl. 223

London, Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of English Ecclesiastical Embroideries of the XIII. to XVI. Centuries (1930), pp. 25, 26, pls. 15, 16

Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 112-114 (no. 60); pls. LXIII, LXIV; fig. 103

Kite, M., "Conservation of the Jesse Cope," Textile History, 20 (1989), pp. 234-243; figs. 1-7

Johnstone, P., High Fashion in the Church (2002), p. 45; fig. 46

Notes: Vestment fragmentary; partially reassembled.

Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1889.