Chasuble

Italian
mid-16th century


Dimensions

110 cm (43 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.10 from the shoulder to the bottom of the garment

Accession Number

18.284

Medium or Technique

Voided silk velvet with supplementary metal (silver alloy) weft patterning, gilt metal woven ribbon

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White ground, woven with narrow strips of silver. The design of an ogival frame work enclosing conventional, symmetrical groups of flowers, is of red cut and uncut velvet. Trimmed with gold gimp. Lined with yellow silk.

Provenance

Lent by Horatio G. Curtis, May 2, 1914

Credit Line

Gift of Horatio Greenough Curtis