Cope

Southern European
1700–50


Object Place: Southern Europe

Dimensions

44.5 x 46.5 cm (17 1/2 x 18 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: about 18 x 18 in.

Accession Number

66.506

Medium or Technique

Wool; embroidery: wool on wool

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White, twill-woven wool ground embroidered with brilliant polychrome crewel yarns in long-and-short, satin, and couched stitches. Yellow and brown border. Field shows shell motif, flowering vines, arabesques, leaf and flower motifs. Floral motifs on orphrey (part of body of cope), morse, hood. Morse rebuilt; outer border of orphrey torn, small tears in field. Condition good and colors bright.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kilborn Coe, Jr.