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Liturgical textiles: ante-1100
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The few liturgical textiles surviving from the pre-Conquest period in England, are more complete, or for various reasons, more identifiable in terms of function than the much greater number of secular Anglo-Saxon archaeological textiles. They come from a wider range of dates and a wider variety of contexts -- some from graves recovered through conventional archaeology; some from very specialised burials such as the shrine of St Cuthbert; and a few which have survived in church treasuries from continental Europe -- from Belgium and Italy, for example. There is a…

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Elizabeth Coatsworth, “Liturgical textiles: ante-1100”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles, Edited by: Gale Owen-Crocker, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Maria Hayward. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emdt_SIM_000747>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124356, 20120503

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