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Database No.: 180
Country: France
Site: Paris: Museum, Musée de Cluny
Object Type: Horse trapper
Date: second quarter 14c.
Dimensions: h. 51cm; w. 124cm (h. 20in, w. 49in)
Subject Terms:
Figure, Female
Heraldry, English: England

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Bibliography: London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Opus Anglicanum (1963), p. 38 cat. 76; pl. 18

London, Royal Academy of Arts, Age of Chivalry (1987), pp. 160, 202 cat. 12; fig. 12 p. 202

Staniland, K., Embroiderers (1991), p. 29; figs. 25-26

Paris, Musée de Cluny, Musée national du Moyen Age (1993), p. 167

Synge, L., Art of embroidery: history of style and technique (2001), fig. 35

Paris, Musée de Cluny, Musée national du Moyen Age: The Cluny Thermae (2003), p. 92; fig.

Encyclopedia of Dress and Textiles in the British Isles c. 450-1450 (2012), p. 277

Notes: First of three fragments of horse trapper, decorated with heraldry of England. Detail of reclining female figure.