Past Exhibition Ran from 1 October 2016 to 5 February 2017

Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery

This exhibition explored a selection of the most outstanding examples of English medieval embroidery. Featuring surviving examples of exquisite craftsmanship, it revealed the artistic skill of the makers and the world in which they were created.

Exhibition Highlights

The John of Thanet Panel, Unknown, 1300 – 1320, England. Museum no. T.337-1921. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Tree of Jesse Cope, 1310 – 25, England. Museum no. 175-1889. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Butler-Bowdon Chasuble, 1398 – 1420, England. LOAN:BUTLER-BOWDON.1. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Butler Bowdon Cope (detail), maker unknown, 1330 – 50, woven in Italy, embroidered in England. Museum no. T.36-1955. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Thornton Chasuble, 1510 – 1533. Museum no. 697-1902. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Steeple Aston Cope (detail), 1330 – 1340, England. Loan: Steeple Aston.2. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Fishmongers' Pall, 1512 – about 1538, England. © The Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, London

Seal-bag, about 1280, England. © Westminster Abbey

Episcopal shoes from the tomb of Archbishop Hubert Walter, 1170 – 1200, England. © Canterbury Cathedral

Surcoat belonging to Edward the Black Prince, before 1376. © Canterbury Cathedral

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Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery

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