OF THE EMPEROR FREDERICK II.
OF THE INSIGNIA OF THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE
Sicily, early 13th century, before 1220
Vienna, Weltliche Schatzkammer
Circumference of the wrist opening: 24 (25) cm Length from
the wrist to the point of the middle finger: 25.5 (27) cm
Gold embroidery in couched work. The back of the hand is
rechley embroidered with pearls, rubies, sapphires and enamelled
plawues (four of the latter have been lost and replaced
by others). On the inner side, a single-headed nimbed eagle.
The gloves were made for the Emperor Frederick II and were
worn by him at his coronation in 1220. Lit.: H. Fillitz,
Die Insignien und Kleinodien des Heiligen, Romischen Reiches.
Vienna- Munich 1954, p. 59, figs. 31, 32 - P. E. Schramm
und F. Mutherich, Denkmale der deutschen Konige und Kaiser,
Munich 1962, p. 190, No. 200
Marie and Sigrid Muller-Christensen: Pictorial History of
Embroidery ; NY: Frederick Praeger, 1964.