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Part of an orphrey

Narrow band, with selvedges along both sides, cut at ends. Gold-wrapped linen wefts and red silk warps form herringbone ground in weft direction. Brocaded on this, in red, white, blue and green silks, are a stylized tree and flower and the names "ihesus" and "maria". Gold tarnished and worn. ...

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Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund

German (Cologne), 15th century

Object Place

Cologne, Germany

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts