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[one of] Two pieces of an orphrey

Embroidered with polychrome silks and silver-gilt threads on linen. Pair of angels, each hold symbols of the Chruch. Their wings, which rise above them, appear to be coming out of their heads. Worn.

Credit Line

Gift of Rowland Burdon-Muller

Rhenish (?), 16th century

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Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts