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The Grandisson Orphreys (1)

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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Orphrey of linen embroidered with coloured silks and silver-gilt thread in underside couching and split stitch.

The design includes half figures of saints in barbed quatrefoils adorned with oak leaves, between borders of vine scrolls. Gold background in lozenge diaper.
(From top to bottom)
Christ Blessing.
The Virgin and Child.
St. Catherine with a wheel and a sword.
St. Margaret with a cross.
St. Mary of Egypt with three loaves.
An inverted fragment of St. Mary Magdalene.

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  • Title: The Grandisson Orphreys (1)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1340/1369
  • Location: England
  • Physical Dimensions: Height: 116 cm, Width: 23.7 cm, Weight: 1.38 kg Orphrey on backboard
  • Provenance: Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Margaret Laton Fund
  • Medium: Linen, embroidered with silk and silver-gilt thread

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