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Historical Archive: Textiles, Cloth, Clothing


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Earth personification, linen and wool tapestry, 4th c., Pushkin ET no. 11440
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Nile River personification, linen and wool tapestry stitched to linen, 4th c., Pushkin GMII, I 1a no. 5822
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Artemis, Apollo, hero, satyrs, and Maenads on a woman’s tunic, linen and wool, 4th-5th c. Akhmim, Pushkin 5832
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sacrifice of a captive funeral cushion, linen and wool loop textile with inset, 5th-6th c., Pushkin 5180
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silk, Eastern Mediterranean? 6th-7th c., Sens CT
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buffalo, silk, near east (Byzantine?), 6th-7th c., Sens CT B 38
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tunic with fishers on insets, linen and wool, 6th-8th c., Pushkin 6707
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tunic with fishers on insets, linen and wool, 6th-8th c., Pushkin 6707
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lion, medallion tunic inset, linen and wool, 7th c. Akhmim, Pushkin 5177
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Tunic of Balthild, linen and silk, c.680, Chelles. This object has its own page.
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tablet-woven band with animals, found in the reliquary of Balthild (d. c.680), Chelles
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tablet-woven band with animals, found in the reliquary of Balthild (d. c.680), Chelles
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Assumption of the Virgin, linen, 8th c., Sens CT. This work has its own page.
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Baptism of Christ fragment, linen and tempera, 8th to 11th c., Pushkin DB11257
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tunic of Abbess Bertille (d. c.704), silk, Chelles
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Portable reliquary, prob. late 8th c., Sens CT F.63.70. This object has its own page.
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Cushion of St. Rémi, silk and gold embroidery, Alpheid c.852; on 10th c. silk. This work has its own page.
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liturgical vestments said to have been worn by Thomas Becket; embroidery in silk and gold, mid 12th-13th c., Sens CT C.107-111. These objects have their own page.
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"Shroud of St. Potentien", silk, 12th c. Islamic, Sens CT. This work has its own page.
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purse, silk, reversed lion fabric Sicily 13th c., Sens CT
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linen with silk embroidery (formerly a purse), 13th c., Sens CT
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purse, silk embroidered on linen, France 13th c., Sens CT
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4-panel purse, knitted silk and gold, prob. 13th c., Sens CT
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purse, silk, edge strips 14th c., fabric Byzantine, Sens CT
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Life of St. Martin of Tours, embroidered altar frontal, 2nd half of 14th c., MRAH. This work has its own page.
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undated purse, Italian silk, Sens CT
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canopy from the throne of Charles VII of France, wool and silk, attrib. Jacob de Littemont, c.1425-50, Louvre OA 12281
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canopy from the throne of Charles VII of France, wool and silk, attrib. Jacob de Littemont, c.1425-50, Louvre OA 12281
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belt prob for Dominican monk/nun, wool and ivory, late 15th-c. north France or Flanders, Cluny Cl.11982
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St. Catherine of Siena: belt prob for Dominican monk/nun, wool and ivory, late 15th-c. north France or Flanders, Cluny Cl.11982
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Holy Face: belt prob for Dominican monk/nun, wool and ivory, late 15th-c. north France or Flanders, Cluny Cl.11982
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musical automaton in the form of a male saint, court of Charles V (J. Turriano?), Madrid 1570-80, MAAB
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musical automaton in the form of a male saint, court of Charles V (J. Turriano?), Madrid 1570-80, MAAB
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dog collar, velvet and gilt brass, 17th c. Saxony, IHZS for Johann Herzog zu Sachsen, PMA 1977-167-1053
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Abbess Julie de Jésus, wax and cloth, 18th c. Carmelite abbey of Saint-Denis, MAHSD
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Abbess Julie de Jésus, wax and cloth, 18th c. Carmelite abbey of Saint-Denis, MAHSD
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Christ child with closing eyes, wax and cloth, 1773 gift to Louise de France from her sister Victoire, MAHSD
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Christ child with closing eyes, wax and cloth, 1773 gift to Louise de France from her sister Victoire, MAHSD