Artwork : ArchiveNo00085

Tree of Life 1907




Contributor Name Portsmouth Cathedral
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Location Old Portsmouth
Collection Date 20.02.08 3.18pm
Artefact Name Tree of Life
Artefact Description Altar frontal. Embroidered with gold thread over silk.
Poor condition.
Artefact Date 1907
Artefact Stored Lady Chapel
Artefact Form

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Sample Taken Gold and orange thread
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History of Artefact Embroidered by Nellie Whichelo of the Royal School of Needlework. Originally made for the High Aaltar? , re-made for the Lady Chapel in 1992. The embroidery was transferred on to 1950's silk. Christ represented by an oak tree. Other emblems reflect Portsmouth - connections to the sea and the Royal Navy.
Historian John Stedman
Previous Owners

Special Memories

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