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Orphrey Cross

A work made of linen, two layers of plain weave; embroidered with silk, linen, wool, gilt- and silvered-animal-substrate-wrapped linen, and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped linen in satin, single satin, and split stitches; laid work and couching; gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk and silk, plain weave extended weft uncut fringe; lined with linen, plain weave; glazed; edged with silk.
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  • A work made of linen, two layers of plain weave; embroidered with silk, linen, wool, gilt- and silvered-animal-substrate-wrapped linen, and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped linen in satin, single satin, and split stitches; laid work and couching; gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk and silk, plain weave extended weft uncut fringe; lined with linen, plain weave; glazed; edged with silk.

Date:

c. 1525

Artist:

Flanders

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Orphrey Cross

Place

Flanders (Object made in)

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Made 1520–1530

Medium

Linen, two layers of plain weave; embroidered with silk, linen, wool, gilt- and silvered-animal-substrate-wrapped linen, and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped linen in satin, single satin, and split stitches; laid work and couching; gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk and silk, plain weave extended weft uncut fringe; lined with linen, plain weave; glazed; edged with silk

Dimensions

122.4 × 57.2 cm (48 1/4 × 22 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Grace R. Smith Textile Endowment

Reference Number

1994.10

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