Many thanks to BLS of the Topmost Apple Blog
for drawing the following link to my attention. The Metropolitan Museum for Art in New York has a page entitled Art for the Christian Liturgy in the Middle Ages
, with some rather lovely images and commentary on a range liturgical objects, including pyxes, chalices, chrismatories and manuscripts. Among the selection is the very glorious fourteenth century Constable chasuble (see above), a wonderful example of the 'Opus Anglicanum' embroidery that English needleworkers were famous for. You will also find on the page a whole host of links to illustrated thematic essays covering a wide range of different subjects from 'Private life in the Burgundian Netherlands' to 'Death in the Middle Ages'.