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The liturgical head-dress and part of the insignia of a bishop. In the E. Church it takes the form of a crown, decorated with medallions in enamel or embroidery. In the W. Church it is shield-shaped, usually of embroidered satin and often jewelled; two fringed lappets hang down at the back.

Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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