Chasuble (from a funeral set)
English (London (Lloyd Square))
Object Place: London (Lloyd Square), England
115.25 cm (45 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; Damask, Embroidery, Appliqué
Not On View
Society of the Sisters of Bethany; may have been designed by Sir J. Ninian Cowper (1864-1960). Silk, damask; appliquéd embroidered orphrey. Gothic cut. Back: appliquéd panel of metallic cloth outlined with black and metallic thread braid. Image of the Crucified Christ embroidered with polychrome silk threads and metalilc thread couching. On banderoles of appliquéd white silk damask are black embroidered inscriptions. Above Christ’s head: INRI. Twice on each arm of the cross and the trunk: Jefu Mry. Front: Same tree motif as on the back. Five banderoles with the inscription Jefu Mry. Edged in twist of black silk and gold metallic threads. Green damask lining, probably silk. Condition: very good; some wear of metallic cloth. Given to the Society of Saint John the Evangelist in 1935 in memory of the Rev. Andrew Chalmers Wilson.
Gift of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, Cambridge, Mass.