Cope - ROM2014_14159_2

ROM2014_14159_2

Cope

Medium:Silk lampas brocaded in gold
Geography: Made in Macao (China) for the Spanish or Portuguese market
Date: late 16th century
Period: Ming Dynasty
Dimensions:
139 x 300 cm
Object number: 973.422
Credit Line: No Credit Line
Not on view
Description

This is an early example of a Chinese silk made to order in Macao for the European market. The double-headed eagle is a symbol of imperial authority over both church and state. The cope was worn by clergy in processions and on other ceremonial occasions.

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