Wednesday, 29 October 2014 17:43

Imperial Gloves of the Holy Roman Empire

The Imperial Gloves (Kaiserliche Schatzkammer, Vienna) form part of the imperial regalia of the (German) Holy Roman Empire. The gloves date to before AD 1220. The gloves are believed to have been made in Sicily. They are made of red silk decorated with applied jewels and enamelled plaques. The front and back of the gloves are decorated with couched goldwork using a plate thread.