About This Artwork


Orphrey Band, 16th century

Silk, plain weave; underlaid with linen, plain weave; appliquéd with hemp, plain weave; embroidered with silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, and linen in bullion, satin, single satin, split, and stem stitches; laid work, couching, and padded couching
116.7 x 16.8 cm (46 x 6 1/2 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson through the Antiquarian Society, 1895.138

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of European Decorative Arts, Gunsaulus Hall, "Gloria in Excelsis Deo - Heralding a Vestment Collection," September 11, 1996–February 28, 1997

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