Cope (1)


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The Victoria and Albert Museum

Crimson velvet, figured with large and small flowers in gold thread and coloured silks, and other smaller flowers in green and white; with hood and orphrey embroidered in gold threads couched, and gold threads whipped round with fine silk and coloured silks in long and short stitches. The hood is figured with the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Virgin Mary amid the Apostles, grouped beneath a Gothic canopy. On the orphrey, on the right hand is St. John the Baptist; then Pope St. Gregory the Great; afterwards St. Augustine; lastly (?) St Sebastian; on the left side St. George with banner and shield; then St. Jerome, below whom, St Ambrose; and last St Onuphrius, hermit.

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  • Title: Cope (1)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1425
  • Location: Florence
  • Medium: brocaded velvet and embroidered linen

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