Chasuble

Italian (material) & Spanish (embroidery)
16th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 51 x 29 in.

Accession Number

51.2475

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery: velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ruby red pile on pile velvet with design of serpentine scaly branches with scrolling symmetrical branches bearing pomegranates springing from them; embroidered orphrey worked with gold couched with colored silks on red satin grund; in front a male and a female saint, each in a roundel; in back, in roundels, Madonna and Child, St. Francis receiving the Stigmata, male saint; roundels joined by symmetrically arranged scrolling bands with ornamental foliage.

Provenance

By 1939, Adolfo Loewi, Venice and Los Angeles [see note 1]; 1951, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $750. (Accession Date: November 8, 1951)

NOTES:
[1] This was owned jointly by Ercole Sestieri, and later by his ex-wife, Lydia Sestieri.

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund