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
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
coffin cover
Simple Name
textile
Full Name
coffin pall, vestment
Dimensions
whole W 1370 mm; whole height 2070 mm; whole depth 2 mm
Period Classification
Late Medieval (1400-1500)
Production Year Low
1470
Production Year High
1510
Family Group

Material
textile; metal
Collection Site Name
St Mary Arches Church
Collection Town
Exeter
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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