About This Artwork

Probably England, Opus Anglicanum

Two Orphrey Bands, late 14th century

Linen, plain weave; underlaid with linen, plain weave; embroidered with gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk, linen and silk in knot, overcast, satin, split, and stem stitches; laid work, couching, and hemp, padded couching
a: 110.6 x 18 cm (43 1/2 x 7 1/8 in.)
b: 127.2 x 18 cm (50 1/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1932.238a-b

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, "Gloria in Excelsis Deo: Heralding a Vestment Collection," September 11, 1996–January 12, 1997




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