Heraldic tunic from the House of Orange-Nassau, attributed to Johan Pietersz. Smout, 1647

Heraldic tunic from the House of Orange-Nassau, attributed to Johan Pietersz. Smout, 1647

silk, h 90cm × w 130cm × d 21cm. More details

No article of clothing could be more symbolic: the arms of Prince Frederick Hendrick of Orange-Nassau are embroidered on the front, back, and sleeves. This ‘heraldic tunic’ was made for his state funeral in Delft on 10 May 1647. It was carried in the procession to demonstrate the deceased’s status and rank. Four such tunics were worn by heralds, and a fifth, symbolizing the dead prince, was borne aloft on a pole.

On display in room 2.8 Costumes Fashion Frederik Henry

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

Emily Chatten added this work to Textiles or textiles in works

August 29 2015 - 56 works 357 1

KAREN CLARK STUDIO added this work to textile

August 6 2015 - 162 works 257 0

Nadezhda added this work to 17th century

July 21 2015 - 41 works 54 1

Make your own creations with this work