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Fragment of orphrey

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St. Peter with key, standing under arch surmounted by square tower, worked with blue, green, yellowish green, neutral yellow, black (almost entirely gone) and light silk and gold thread in couched stitches. Coarse work, badly worn and mended.

Credit Line

Gift of E. Royall Tyler

probably English, early 16th century

Dimensions

29.3 x 19.2 cm (11 9/16 x 7 9/16 in. )

Accession Number

30.174

Medium or Technique

Silk, linen, metal; embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes