Embroidered Silk Cope Hood Orphrey w. Saint Michael, 17th or Earlier.

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Galerie Hafner
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A very rare liturgical embroidery dating to the 17th century or earlier. A cope hood in shield-form with a central applied panel depicting the Archangel Michael. He is standing in complete armour holding a sword and about to strike a tailed demon. Ruby silk ground with couched gold and silver threads and appliqued arabesques in yellow silk, the medaillon and lining in linen. Condition: clean. Wear, slits, mendings and losses. Please look at the photos carefully, they make part of the condition report. Dimension: c. 48.5 cm high x 41.5 cm wide. Provenance: from a Swiss private Collection.