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Orphrey (1)

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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Three portions of the orphrey of a vestment, embroidered with coloured silks, and silver-gilt and silver thread on linen. There is also a small fragment. Each piece has a figure of a saint beneath an architectural canopy supported by twisted columns. (1) a royal saint (possibly St. Edward the Martyr) with a sceptre in his left hand, and holding a cup with his right hand; before him stands a page with the cover of the cup stabbing him; (2) a prophet with shepherd's crook and scrip (3) St. Catherine of Alexandria, with sword and wheel.

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  • Title: Orphrey (1)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1400/1500
  • Location: England
  • Medium: Embroidery in silks and metallic thread on linen

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