Coffin cover

Description
Originally a vestment worn by priests, this textile was saved during the Reformation in Exeter by changing its use to a coffin cover. It is made from silk, linen and canvas, embroidered with silver-gilt threads and silk, in green, yellow, red, blue and black.
Accession Loan No.
102/1994
Simple Name
textile
Full Name
coffin pall, vestment
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Common Name
coffin cover
Material
textile; metal
Period Classification
Late Medieval (1400-1500)
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Collection Contintent
Europe
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Year Low
1470
Production Year High
1510
Collection Town
Exeter
Collection County
Devon
Collection Site Name
St Mary Arches Church
Family Group

Dimensions
whole W 1370 mm; whole height 2070 mm; whole depth 2 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:45:48
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:31

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