Golden Threads and Silken Gardens: 14th Century English Medieval Embroidery (Opus Anglicanum)

Zeilinger, Dana (2001) Golden Threads and Silken Gardens: 14th Century English Medieval Embroidery (Opus Anglicanum). MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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England, in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries became famous for its production of high quality embroidery known as Opus Anglicanum or "English Work". The majority of the surviving examples are religious vestments. Some secular pieces have survived but they are less well documented. Due to this lack of documentation the main focus of this exhibition will be on religious embroidery. Past exhibitions of Opus Anglicanum have been presented in a chronological manner. This exhibition will take a different approach. The Butler-Bowdon cope and the Chichester-Constable chasuble, vestments thought to have been produced by the same workshop, will be brought together for the first time. The production, design, use and status of such vestments will be discussed in conjunction with other contemporary gothic works. Medieval art is best understood when studied in context. By placing the vestments in a contemporary medieval context, their worth and importance in the Middle Ages will be illustrated.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Michael Michael
Keywords: Art history, Medieval history
Date of Award: 2001
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2001-76064
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 09:15
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 09:15

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