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Fragment of the chasuble of Raoul de Beaumont, d. 1190, Bishop of Angers

Small roundels enclose animals, birds, trefoils repeat in empty spaces. May have been soaked in blood or painted red.


Claudius Côte, Lyon; sold by Côte, through Christoph Bernoulli, Basel, to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1947, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $750. (Accession Date: November 13, 1947)

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John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

French, 12th century

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Silk, twill weave, silk and metal thread embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts