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Orphrey of chasuble: T.150-1938

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Description

Orphrey of chasuble, linen, embroidered with silk, silver and gold thread in brick, bullion knots, couching and laid work, and long and short satin stitch. The metal thread outlines a red silk cross. Christ is depicted in Majesty and on the cross. Also worked are Saint Peter, Saint Paul, angles, the Blessed virgin and Mary Magdalene.

Orphrey of chasuble, linen, embroidered with silk, silver and gold thread in brick, bullion knots, couching and laid work, and long and short satin stitch. The metal thread outlines a red silk cross. At the top above the cross, Christ in Majesty wears a blue mantle; his right hand is raised in blessing. The crucifixion scene depicts a Christ with his head turned towards the left; his loincloth is made of couched silver thread. the angles that surround the scene bear chalices to catch his blood. Their wings are blue and their robes a deep cream. On the left arm of the cross Saint Peter wears a blue mantle over a red robe; in his left hand he bears the keys and in his right a green covered book. On the right arm of the cross Saint Paul wears a green mantle over a red robe; he bears a scar on his head and a sword in his right hand. At the foot of the cross there is the Blessed virgin to the left who wears a blue mantle over a red robe. Mary Magdalene kneels in the foreground, wearing a green mantle over a blue robe. The background is of silver thread couched with red silk, the cross in couched in silver thread and the foreground is of silk laid and couched with lines of silver thread. The nimbi of the saints are of gold thread couched in circular lines with red silk.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by L.D. Cunliffe, Trinity College

Measurements and weight

Length: 42" in
Length: 9" in
Width: 24" in
Width: 8" in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham

Dating

Second half of 16th century
After 1550 - Before 1600

Materials used in production

blue, brown, cream, green, red Silk gold and silver Metal thread Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Orphrey of chasuble, linen, embroidered with silk, silver and gold thread in brick, bullion knots, couching and laid work, and long and short satin stitch. The metal thread outlines a red silk cross.
Couching (embroidering) Embroidering

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.150-1938
Primary reference Number: 77889
Old object number: T.1-1937
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 5 October 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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