Chasuble, about 1400–30

Chasuble, about 1400–30

Silk chasuble embroidered with the coat of arms of Sir Thomas Erpingham on the back
Silk patterned with metal and coloured silk threads: Italy
Linen embroidery with silver and gilded silver threads: England
About 1400–30
Museum no. T.256-1967

An East Anglian landowner and leading knight called Sir Thomas Erpingham commissioned this chasuble. It was probably worn by his personal chaplain or by a priest from a church with which he was associated.