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Orphrey

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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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Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

58.330

Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes