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Historical Archive: Tunic of Balthild, Chemise de Sainte-Balthilde, Chasuble de Chelles

from the reliquary of Queen Balthild, died c.680. Linen with silk embroidery, 117 x 84 cm. Musée Alfred Bonno, Chelles


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full cloth
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center portion with embroidery
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embroidery at collar
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embroidered cross
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center embroidered medallions
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left bird and medallion
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right medallion figure and bird