ME­DIEVAL MANIA

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Culture Bazaar -

For the first time since their cre­ation in the Mid­dle Ages, the sur­viv­ing pieces of Me­dieval English em­broi­dery will be un­furled at the Vic­to­ria and Al­bert Museuem, which also hap­pens to be the largest ex­hi­bi­tion on the sub­ject in half a cen­tury. More than 100 hand­crafted ob­jects as­so­ci­ated with no­table fig­ures from the Mid­dle Ages will be on dis­play, from Ed­ward I and his Queen Eleanor of Castile to Ed­ward the Black Prince and the matyr Saint Thomas Becket. ‘Opus Angli­canum: Master­pieces of English Me­dieval Em­broi­dery’ opens Oc­to­ber 1 at Vic­to­ria & Al­bert Musuem. www.vam.ac.uk

The Steeple As­ton Cope, ca. 1310-1340

Stained Glass Ser­aph, ca. 1450

Dun­sta­ble Swan Jewel, ca. 1400

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