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Database No.: 100
Country: Great Britain
Site: London: Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum
Object Type: Vestment, orphrey
Date: 1345 - 1355
Dimensions: h. 68cm, w. 229cm (h. 28in, w. 90in)
Subject Terms:
Apostle, Andrew
Apostle, Bartholomew
Apostle, James Major
Apostle, Paul
Bird: Parrot
Catherine of Alexandria
Fides of Agen
Helena, Empress

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Bibliography: De Farcy, L., Broderie, Suppl. II (1919), p. 197; pl. 197 (1,2,4)

London, Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of English Ecclesiastical Embroideries of the XIII. to XVI. Centuries (1930), pp. 24, 25; pl. XIII

Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 192-193 (no. 100); pl. CLIII

Notes: Orphrey in two fragments; formerly on a cope.

Formerly in collection Benoît Hochon of Paris.

Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1903.