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Part of an orphrey

German (Cologne)
15th century

Object Place: Cologne, Germany


Height x width: 51.5 x 6.5 cm (20 1/4 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Narrow band, with selvedges along both sides, cut at ends. Gold-wrapped linen wefts and red silk warps form herringbone ground in weft direction. Brocaded on this, in red, white, blue and green silks, are a stylized tree and flower and the names “ihesus” and “maria”. Gold tarnished and worn. A few small breaks.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund