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Chasuble

Probably Italian
late 17th–early 18th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

68 x 104 cm (26 3/4 x 40 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

35.18

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: cream white silk (fine warp, heavy weft). Design: large conventionalized flowers and leaves on curving stems, birds, and rococo ornament (on the front a small monstrance, on the back a crowned saint holding a cross in one hand, a castle or church in the other) worked in satin stitch with pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, and black silk, and with couched gold and silver thread. Silk ground worn and cracked. Linen backing through which embroidery is worked visible. Pink silk lining worn, eaten, and stained.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Galen L. Stone