Opus Anglicanum - The Evelyn Thomas Database of Medieval English Embroidery

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Database No.: 87
Name of Work: Steeple Aston Cope
Country: Great Britain
Site: London: Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum
Object Type: Vestment, cope
Date: early 14c.
Subject Terms:
Diagram (Christie)

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Bibliography: Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 161-164 no. 87; pls. CXIV-CXIX; fig. 134

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Opus Anglicanum (1963), pp. 36-37

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Medieval Treasury (1986), p. 198; fig. p. 199

Parker, R., Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine (1984), fig. 33

Synge, L., Art of embroidery: history of style and technique (2001), p. 48; fig. 43

Johnstone, P., High Fashion in the Church (2002); p. 43; fig. 41

Notes: Reconstructed from altar frontal and dossal. Sometimes on loan to the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Dimensions for frontal: h. 80cm, w. 218.4(h. 31.5 in., w. 86 in.); for dossal: h. 141cm, w. 157.5 (h. 55.5 in., w. 62 in.)