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Database No.: 278
Country: Great Britain
Site: Private Collection
Object Type: Vestment, chasuble
Date: early 16c.
Subject Terms:
Apostle, Andrew
Apostle, James Minor
Apostle, Paul
Evangelist, John
Evangelist, Matthew

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Bibliography: London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Exhibition of English Embroidery (1905), p. 76; pl. XI, no. 1

Notes: The silk damask is Italian of the same period. The ornament consists of seraphim standing upon wheels, fleur-de-lis, and conventional flowers surrounded by rays and tendrils, which are dotted with spangles.

Last known location of Mr. W. Gordon-Canning.