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Paten Date: 5th–6th century Culture: Byzantine Medium: Silver, partial gilt Dimensions: Overall: 9 1/8 x 2 1/16 in. (23.2 x 5.3 cm)

Paten Date: 5th–6th century Culture: Byzantine Medium: Silver, partial gilt Dimensions: Overall: 9 1/8 x 2 1/16 in. (23.2 x 5.3 cm)

Chasuble Back with an Orphrey Date: 15th century Culture: Italian, Spanish, or Turkish; German Medium: Silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk plain weave, brocaded with gilt metal thread. Binding tape: cotton plain weave Lining: linen plain weave, glazed Orphrey Cross: linen plain weave appliqué with silk, gilt-animal-substrate-wrapped linen, wool, and hemp. Dimensions: 38 1/2 x 24 3/4 (97.8 x 62.9 cm) Classification: Textiles-Ecclesiastical

Chasuble Back with an Orphrey Date: 15th century Culture: Italian, Spanish, or Turkish; German Medium: Silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk plain weave, brocaded with gilt metal thread. Binding tape: cotton plain weave Lining: linen plain weave, glazed Orphrey Cross: linen plain weave appliqué with silk, gilt-animal-substrate-wrapped linen, wool, and hemp. Dimensions: 38 1/2 x 24 3/4 (97.8 x 62.9 cm) Classification: Textiles-Ecclesiastical

The Fieschi Morgan Staurotheke Date: early 9th century Geography: Made in Constantinople (?) Culture: Byzantine Medium: Gilded silver, gold, enamel worked in cloisonné, and niello Dimensions: Overall (with lid): 1 1/16 x 4 1/16 x 2 13/16 in. (2.7 x 10.3 x 7.1 cm) lid only: 2 13/16 x 3 7/8 x 1/8 in. (7.1 x 9.8 x 0.3 cm) vessel only: 7/8 x 2 15/16 x 4 in. (2.2 x 7.5 x 10.1 cm)

The Fieschi Morgan Staurotheke Date: early 9th century Geography: Made in Constantinople (?) Culture: Byzantine Medium: Gilded silver, gold, enamel worked in cloisonné, and niello Dimensions: Overall (with lid): 1 1/16 x 4 1/16 x 2 13/16 in. (2.7 x 10.3 x 7.1 cm) lid only: 2 13/16 x 3 7/8 x 1/8 in. (7.1 x 9.8 x 0.3 cm) vessel only: 7/8 x 2 15/16 x 4 in. (2.2 x 7.5 x 10.1 cm)

Liturgical Spoon Date: 6th century Culture: Byzantine Medium: Silver Dimensions: Overall: 6 5/16 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in. (16 x 2.8 x 0.6 cm) shovel: 3/16 x 1 1/8 in. (0.5 x 2.8 cm)

Liturgical Spoon Date: 6th century Culture: Byzantine Medium: Silver Dimensions: Overall: 6 5/16 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in. (16 x 2.8 x 0.6 cm) shovel: 3/16 x 1 1/8 in. (0.5 x 2.8 cm)

Chasuble (outermost liturgical vestment worn by clergy)  Date: fourth quarter 15th century Culture: Italian   Medium: silk, metal   Dimensions: Length at CB: 47 in. (119.4 cm)

Chasuble (outermost liturgical vestment worn by clergy) Date: fourth quarter 15th century Culture: Italian Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 47 in. (119.4 cm)

In 628–29 the Byzantine emperor Herakleios (r. 610–41) successfully ended a long, costly war with Persia and regained Jerusalem, Egypt, and other Byzantine territory. Silver stamps dating to 613–29/30 on the reverse of these masterpieces place their manufacture in Herakleios’s reign

In 628–29 the Byzantine emperor Herakleios (r. 610–41) successfully ended a long, costly war with Persia and regained Jerusalem, Egypt, and other Byzantine territory. Silver stamps dating to 613–29/30 on the reverse of these masterpieces place their manufacture in Herakleios’s reign

Cope Place of origin: England, Great Britain  Date: 1295-1315  Materials and Techniques: Silver-gilt, silver thread and silk embroidery on silk twill Museum number: 175-1889 | V&A

Cope Place of origin: England, Great Britain Date: 1295-1315 Materials and Techniques: Silver-gilt, silver thread and silk embroidery on silk twill Museum number: 175-1889 | V&A

Fragmentary Platter with Fish and Rosettes Date: 500–700, modern restoration Geography: Made in Thebes, Byzantine Egypt Culture: Coptic Medium: Terracotta decorated with red, white and dark brown slip Dimensions: Overall: 20 3/8 x 1 7/8 in. (51.8 x 4.8 cm)

Fragmentary Platter with Fish and Rosettes Date: 500–700, modern restoration Geography: Made in Thebes, Byzantine Egypt Culture: Coptic Medium: Terracotta decorated with red, white and dark brown slip Dimensions: Overall: 20 3/8 x 1 7/8 in. (51.8 x 4.8 cm)

Tabernacle Date: ca. 1200–1210 Geography: Made in Limoges, France Culture: French Medium: Copper (plaques): engraved, scraped, stippled, and gilt; (appliqués): repoussé, chased, engraved, scraped, and gilt; champlevé enamel: blue-black, dark, medium, and light blue; turquoise, dark and medium green, yellow, red, and white; wood core, painted red Dimensions: Overall: 12 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 6 11/16 in. (31.8 x 16.5 x 17 cm)

Tabernacle Date: ca. 1200–1210 Geography: Made in Limoges, France Culture: French Medium: Copper (plaques): engraved, scraped, stippled, and gilt; (appliqués): repoussé, chased, engraved, scraped, and gilt; champlevé enamel: blue-black, dark, medium, and light blue; turquoise, dark and medium green, yellow, red, and white; wood core, painted red Dimensions: Overall: 12 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 6 11/16 in. (31.8 x 16.5 x 17 cm)

The Studley Bowl  Object: Covered bowl  Place of origin: England, Great Britain (probably, made)  Date: ca. 1400 (made)  Artist/Maker: Unknown (production)  Materials and Techniques: Silver, engraved and chased; silver gilt

The Studley Bowl Object: Covered bowl Place of origin: England, Great Britain (probably, made) Date: ca. 1400 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Silver, engraved and chased; silver gilt

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