Textile fragment

Fragment of a shroud of Guy de Lusignon, d.1194

European
1150–1200


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

32 x 53 cm (12 5/8 x 20 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 53.0 x 32.0 cm

Accession Number

40.53

Medium or Technique

Silk double cloth

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund