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Database No.: 33
Name of Work: Walter de Cantelupe Buskins
Country: Great Britain
Site: London: Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum
Object Type: Garment, buskin
Date: 1220 - 1250
Dimensions: h. 45cm, w. 37cm (h. 17.75in, w. 14.5)
Subject Terms:
Jesse: Tree

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Bibliography: Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 68-69 (no. 33); pl. XX (B)

Brieger, P., English Art 1216-1307 (1957), p. 210

Johnstone, P., High Fashion in the Church (2002), pp. 36-37; fig. 30

Notes: Possibly Jesse: Tree (?). Fragments in British Museum Museum, London, and in Worcester Cathedral possibly from same pair of buskins. Found in Worcester Cathedral in 1861 in coffin of Walter de Cantelupe, Bishop of Worcester (1236-1266).