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Cope

Easten European (?)
16th–17th century


Dimensions

281 x 147 cm (110 5/8 x 57 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.289

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidered

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ecclesiastical costume. Cope with self orphrey, hood and morse. Pinnate five-lobed leaf within an ogival compartment formed by leaffy vines, flanked by a pair of birds, and with curling stems bearing similar leaves and grape bunches above and below; repeating in dense staggered rows. Based on late 14th century Italian designs. Orphrey, bordered by guilloche bands, with embroidered stylized thin-stalked floral motives and and a pair of kneeling angels. Hood, the paschal lamb, radiant, lying on a cross upon a cushion with pendant tassels. Surrounded by a flowering curly vine. Trimmed with fringe and a tassel. Morse, an embroidered cross and a metal clasp. Polychrome silk and metallic yarns plus appliqued silk velvet on a red silk damask ground. Some worn and missing yarns, pieced ground evenly faded.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection