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Chasuble

Spanish or Italian
16th century


Object Place: Spain or Italy

Dimensions

111 cm (43 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.2466

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ecclesiastical Costume. Deep red, unpatterned, cut velvet sides. Orphrey; repeating one above the other, a pair of godrooned fountain or basin-like motives. From the spaces between them spring symmetrical pairs of leafy stalks and stylized floral volutes which terminate in zoo-morphic heads, blossoms and torch motives. Mainly metallic yarns with polychrome silk yarns on a red silk ground. Missing and worn yarns; possibly reworked in spots.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection