Hood of a Cope, with the Seven Sacraments, 15th Century

Hood of a 15th century or nué cope, The Netherlands. Hood of a 15th century or nué cope, The Netherlands. Copyright Historical Museum of Bern, acc. no. Inv. 308A-B.

The Historical Museum of Berlin, Switzerland, houses various fragments of a cope, including the hood, which is embroidered with scenes of the Eucharist, as executed in the Devotio Moderna. This new development in the Catholic Church developed in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries in The Netherlands and Germany.

The hood is executed in the or nué technique, which was fashionable in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in the Netherlands and beyond. The cope and hood formed part of the treasure of Lausanne Cathedral and was dispatched to Bern when the Protestants advanced upon Lausanne in 1536. The cope had been commissioned by Jacques of Savoy (1450-1486) and presented by him to the Bishop of Lausanne, apparently before 1476.

The embroidery on the hood is ascribed to the workshop of the painter, Rogier van der Weijden (1399/1400-1464) in Doornik/Tournai, in western Belgium.

Wikipedia (retrieved 31 October 2016).


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