Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Paris Mitre

Bishop`s mitre 14th century
Silk, gold leaf, silver leaf, pearls
Paris made
0.73m x 0.30m
Collection Alexandre Lenoir
Musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris

This beautiful mitre was probably made in Paris in the 14th century.

The work and materials in the making of this symbol of office underlines the importance of the office at the time.