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Database No.: 44
Name of Work: Clare Chasuble
Country: Great Britain
Site: London: Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum
Object Type: Vestment, chasuble
Date: last quarter 13c.
Dimensions: h. 124cm, w. 80cm (h. 49in, w. 31in)
Subject Terms:
Virgin Mary and Christ Child

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Bibliography: Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 78-79 (no. 44); pl. XXXI

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Notes: Stole and maniple (now lost) on which were heraldic shields bearing arms of the houses of Clare, Lacy and Cornwall, and the shield of England, originally formed part of this chasuble.

Acquired in 1864 by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Photo: ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London