Fragment of a shroud of Guy de Lusignon, d.1194
Object Place: Europe
32 x 53 cm (12 5/8 x 20 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 53.0 x 32.0 cm
Medium or Technique
Silk double cloth
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Silk double cloth with chevron pattern of fleurs-de-lis in contrasting blue and natural-color bands; stylized Islamic script on borders. Condition: stained, brittle, missing areas, selvedge on one side turned and sewn. Said to have been part of shroud of Guy de Lusignan (D. 1194), King of Jerusalem and Cyprus. Cf. fragments in Lyons and Brussels.
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund