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Part of an orphrey for a cope. Narrow cotton (weft) and linen (warp) panel with narrower strips of plain green velvet sewn along the two long sides. Divided verticaly into two complete and two incomplete compartments, showing, bottom to top, Annunciation to Joachim, Birth of the Virgin, Marriage...

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Salvadori (dealer), Florence; sold by Salvadori to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; sold by Loewi to the MFA for $4800 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: March 13, 1958) NOTES: [1] MFA accession nos. 58.239 and 58.330 were purchased together for this amount.

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Fund of 1912 and Special Textile Fund

Tuscan, 1350–1400

Object Place

Florence, Italy


26.5 x 95.5 cm (10 7/16 x 37 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts