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Fragment of orphrey

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Unidentified saint, standing under arch surmounted by square tower, worked with blue, green, yellowish green, neutral yellow, black 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


29.3 x 19 cm (11 9/16 x 7 1/2 in. )

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Medium or Technique

Silk, linen, metallic threads; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts