Orphrey band

English
14th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

108.5 cm (42 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: Plate: 253 x 191 mm

Accession Number

63.1553

Medium or Technique

Silk and metallic thread embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Worked with polychrome silks, silver-gilt and silver threads in laid and couched work and straight stitched. Four quatre foils; two with blazons, one with the Virgin and Child and one with St. Francis of Assisi. Quatrefoils alternate with confronted grotesques. Very worn in some areas but silks bright in remaining areas. Ex-collection Iklé.

Provenance

1963, Giorgio Sangiorgi (b. 1886 - d. 1965), Rome; 1963, sold by Sangiorgi to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1963, sold by Loewi to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 17, 1963)

Credit Line

Seth Kettell Sweeter Fund