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Database No.: 54
Name of Work: Agnani Cope
Country: Italy
Site: Anagni: Cathedral, S. Maria, Treasury
Object Type: Vestment, cope
Date: late 13c.
Dimensions: h. 94cm, w. 137cm (h. 37in, w. 53in)
Subject Terms:
Diagram (Christie)

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Bibliography: De Farcy, L., Broderie (1890), I, p. 117; pl. 53

Errera, I., "Tesoro di stoffe ricamate," Rassegna d'arte, XII (1912), pp. 173-174; fig. 5

Sandberg-Vavalà, E., Croce dipinta italiana (1929), pp. 320 n. 29, 337 n. 43

Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 99 -101 (no. 54); pls. LI-LIII; fig. 91

Wentzel, H., "Maria mit dem Jesusknaben an der Hand," Zeitschrift des deutschen Vereins für Kunstwissenschaft, IX (1942), pp. 216-218, 222, 229, 232, 242; fig. 26

Cecchelli, C., Vita di Roma: Arti minori, costume (1951-1952), p. 332

Brieger, P., English Art 1216-1307 (1957), p. 210; pl. 78(a)

Mortari, L., Tesoro della Cattedrale di Anagni (1963), pp. 26-28 no. 7; figs. 21-26

Semff, M., "Textiler Festschmuck in Stein," Münchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst, XXXVIII (1987), p. 102; fig. 21

Giorgi, M., & Palei, G., "Opus anglicanum del Piviale di Pio II," OPD restauro, VI (1994), p. 212

Morgan, N., "Opus Anglicanum nel tesoro pontifico," Gotico europeo in Italia (1994), p. 300; figs. 3, 8-10

Notes: Vestment formerly reshaped as chasuble, possibly in early 14th century. Orphrey, hood, morse and lower border missing.

Mentioned in early 14th century inventory of church goods of Pope Boniface VIII, preserved in Anagni cathedral.