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Chasuble

Spanish
16th century


Object Place: Spain

Dimensions

114 cm (44 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.2375

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ecclesiastical Costume. Sides of unpatterned crimson velvet. Orphrey; front, an unidentifiable saint and St. Clare. Back, Jesus (?), St. Francis of Assisi and St. James the Great (?). Each in rectangular compartments with an arch, beneath a symmetrical stylized leaf spray in a vase, with reticular and scale pattern backgrounds. Compartments of yellow silk and metallic yarns, figures of polychrome silk and metallic yarns. Top figures front and back severely worn, other figures badly worn in some areas. See 38.765.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection