Chasuble

Spanish
18th century


Object Place: Spain

Dimensions

123 cm (48 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.46

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A chasuble, of slightly ribbed cream silk embroidered with yellow silk thread, border around all adges, and front and back orphreys in symmetrical design, worked largely with couching stitches, outlined with cord, of scrolling leafy branches bearing blossoms and curling about central palmettes, side panels, both front and back, worked in satin stitch, in all-over design of curling stems bearing lance-like leaves and decorative blossoms; backed with white glazed linen, originally lined throughout with white silk (now missing in back and ragged in front), several breaks and small holes in embroidered silk; edges finished with yellow silk short looped fringe.

Credit Line

Gift of George C. Greener