Half of a chasuble

French
mid-18th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

59.7 x 80 cm (23 1/2 x 31 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: length: 31 1/2 in.; W: 23 1/4 in.

Accession Number

51.263

Medium or Technique

Cotton, wool, silk; tambourwork; wool and silk on cotton ground

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A chasuble front; white cotton twill ground embroidered with brilliant polychrome wools in chain stitch; central panel framed with flowering vine of large-scale serpentine stem bearing peony, rose, lotus (?), butterflies and flowers over ground, border design of stylized blossoms; a number of small worn spots in embroidery.

Credit Line

Cabot-Townsend Fund and Special Textile Fund