How to use Orphrey in a sentence
In the middle of the orphrey is a figure of Our Lord holding the orb in His left hand.
From the first the white conical cap seems to have been decorated round the lower edge by a band or orphrey (circulus).
When the horns came to be set before and behind, the vertical orphrey retained its position.
Of the surviving early mitres the greater number have only the orphrey embroidered, the body of the mitre being left plain.
The lower border and the orphrey with coats of arms do not belong to the original cope and are of somewhat later date.Advertisement
To this was added later a vertical orphrey (titulus), usually from the centre of the front of the circulus to that of the back, partly in order to hide the seam, partly to emphasize the horns when those were to left and right.