A fragment of 'opus anglicanum'

A fragment of 'opus anglicanum'

c. 1475 to 1500 England

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Sections of a cope, the silk and metal threads embroidered on linen appliqu├ęd on a silk velvet ground.
The V & A has a fragment of an altar frontal with similar thistle motifs on a blue velvet ground (mus. no. T.194-1911, British Galleries, room 58b, case 1). The Art Institute of Chicago has a cope (Grace R. Smith Textile Endowment, 1971.312a) with comparable decoration, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art a cope (acc. no. 53.63.1, and a section of a chasuble (acc. no. 1982.432).
From a cope that was cut and the pieces used to cover books, probably during the 17th century. Now mounted on linen on a stretcher.
Height 68.50 cm (26.97 inches)
Width 88.50 cm (34.84 inches)
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