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Half of a chasuble

Probably Italian or French
18th century


69 x 115 cm (27 3/16 x 45 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.15 x .69

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The white silk ground was originally covered with narrow strips of silver. The design of indistinct stripes of conventional flowers and fern-like leaves, is woven with white, blue, pink, violet and green silk, and gold and silver. Lined with white silk, which was probably pink originally. Worn and soiled.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Sarah Wyman Whitman