Hood of a Cope, Netherlands, c. 1500-1525

Hood of a cope, c. 1500-1525, Netherlands. Hood of a cope, c. 1500-1525, Netherlands. Courtesy Rijksmuseum Amsterdam acc. no. BK-NM-12027.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam houses a hood of a cope. It dates to c. 1500-1525 and represents the Deathbed of Maria. It measures 50 x 51.5 cm. The embroidery is worked in silk and gold thread on a linen back ground. This is the famous or nué technique, which was very popular in the Netherlands and beyond in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

See also another hood of a cope, dating to roughly the same period, also worked in or nué, and also housed in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam online catalogue (retrieved 15 October 2016).


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