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Cope with an Orphrey and a Hood

Date: 15th–16th century
Medium: Cope: silk warp-float faced 4/1 satin weave with linen plain weave lining. Orphrey: linen plain weave with silk and gilt- and silvered- metal strip wrapped silk in satin and split stitches, laid work, couching, and padded couching. Fringe: silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk. Lining: cotton plain weave. Hood: linen plain weave embroidered with silk, gilt- and silvered- metal-strip-wrapped silk, and silvered-metal strips and coils , couching and couching padded with hemp; metal spangles. Fringe: silk plain weave. Lining: linen plain weave.
Dimensions: 56 x 185 in. (circumference of hem) (142.2 x 469.9 cm)
Classification: Textiles-Ecclesiastical
Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number: 1975.1.1842

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