Orphrey bands were intended to decorated priests’ chasubles or copes. Woven orphreys with figural designs were made as a less expensive alternative to embroidery from the late 14th century into the 16th century.
Artist: Attributed to workshop of Apollonio di Giovanni di Tomaso (Italian, Florence ca. 1416–1465 Florence)Date: after ca. 1461Medium: Poplar wood, linen, polychromed and gilded gesso with panel painted in tempera and goldAccession: 14.39On view in:Gallery 604