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Embroidered silk collar. Valsgärde, 10th cent. - red silk tabby embroidered with silver thread. Displayed at the Museum of Norse Antiquities, Uppsala, Sweden.

Technical: Collar 51 x 6 cm, 'Samitium' (weft-faced compund twill) silk U/ U (ie. unspun), 44 x ? Embroidery thread silver foil S-spun around silk core.

The ‘Maaseik Embroideries’. Linen with silk and gold; two panels with arcades, c.63x9.5cm and 66x10cm; two panels with medallions, each c.34x7.5cm; four monograms, each c.12x12cm, Anglo-Saxon, c.800AD. Embroidery in cherry red, beige, green, yellow and light and dark blue silk threads and gold thread, the gold thread strips of pure gold foil wound around a core of horse hair, afterwards flattened; split stitch, stem stitch and surface couching.

The ‘Maaseik Embroideries’. Linen with silk and gold; two panels with arcades, c.63x9.5cm and 66x10cm; two panels with medallions, each c.34x7.5cm; four monograms, each c.12x12cm, Anglo-Saxon, c.800AD. Embroidery in cherry red, beige, green, yellow and light and dark blue silk threads and gold thread, the gold thread strips of pure gold foil wound around a core of horse hair, afterwards flattened; split stitch, stem stitch and surface couching.

Orphrey panel

Orphrey panel

Antpendium of Grimberger (alter frontal) ~ Scenes include wedding at Cana, meal at Simon the Pharisee, Last Supper, Christ appearing to the Emmaus.  Mathilde de Leche, Abbess of Herkenrode, ordered it in 1528 from Paulus van Malsen an embroiderer from Antwerp ~ (Royal Museums of Art & History, Brussels) (1st of two pins)

Antpendium of Grimberger (alter frontal) ~ Scenes include wedding at Cana, meal at Simon the Pharisee, Last Supper, Christ appearing to the Emmaus. Mathilde de Leche, Abbess of Herkenrode, ordered it in 1528 from Paulus van Malsen an embroiderer from Antwerp ~ (Royal Museums of Art & History, Brussels) (1st of two pins)

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Image: All pieces of the Maaseik Embroideries (earliest surviving Anglo-Saxon embroidery) on top a tablet woven band broken twill with brocading.

53. broderie du "Casula" de Maaseik (motifs de médaillons) Maaseik Embroideries Helbig, Jules / 1821 - 1906 Liège[localité], Musée d'art religieux et d'art mosan dessin

53. broderie du "Casula" de Maaseik (motifs de médaillons) Maaseik Embroideries Helbig, Jules / 1821 - 1906 Liège[localité], Musée d'art religieux et d'art mosan dessin

Jewel Box of wood, covered with green velvet and decorated in high relief with gold and silver wire and river pearls, anonymous, ca 1550 - ca 1624     h 9cm × W 20cm x D 13cm.

Jewel Box of wood, covered with green velvet and decorated in high relief with gold and silver wire and river pearls, anonymous, ca 1550 - ca 1624 h × W x D

Silk Fragment, 1300s Iran or Iraq, 14th century lampas weave, silk and gold thread, Overall - h:20.30 w:32.50 cm

Silk Fragment, Iran or Iraq, century lampas weave, silk and gold thread, Overall - cm

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