Allerton Cope

Description
A cope is a long cloak worn by a priest or bishop. The Allerton cope is made of silk and decorated with English embroidery in silver gilt and silk thread. The design includes figures of angels and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, when she was taken bodily into heaven after death. The cope may have belonged to John Gunthorpe (died 1498), the scholarly Dean of Wells. It was later converted into an altar frontal.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 9684
Collection Class
Middle Ages
Common Name
Allerton Cope
Simple Name
cope and altar cover
Period Classification
Medieval (AD 1066-1500)
Production Date
1450-1500
Production Country
England
Production Continent
Europe
Material
linen, silk
Collection Site Name
Allerton Church
Collection Parish
Chapel Allerton
Collection Town
Chapel Allerton
Collection County
Somerset
Collection Country
England
Collection Continent
Europe

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