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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1928.118.C
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Orphrey Panel depicting the Visitation
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
textile
Date
c. 1400
Culture
Bohemian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/215177
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silk with metallic (silver and gilt) yarns filé
Technique
Embroidery
Dimensions
44.5 × 26.7 cm (17 1/2 × 10 1/2 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Alpheus Hyatt Purchasing Fund
Accession Year
1928
Object Number
1928.118.C
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Orphrey panel, possibly from a cope, depicting Elizabeth and Mary embracing with foetuses visible in their wombs. Embroidered on pieced silk cut crimson velvet on a plain weave linen support.
Publication History

Juliette Calvarin, "Ornamenta Sacerdotum: Marian Chasubles for Priestly Bodies in Pre-Hussite Prague" (Harvard University, 2021), Unpublished, pp. 214-294, figs. 4.C.1 - 4.C.3

Exhibition History

Exhibition of Ecclesiastical Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Springfield, 11/07/1941 - 12/14/1941

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