Mitre

Italian
16–17th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

91 x 32.7 x 1.8 cm (35 13/16 x 12 7/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.346

Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic thread, seed pearls and cut glass stones embroidered on silk satin and plain weave ground, silk and silver colored metal wrapped woven trim and looped fringe, and silk lining

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ecclesiastical Costume. Mitre of Urban VIII (Maffeo Barberini). Obverse, St. Mark and lion in a compartment above the coat of arms of Clement VIII surrounded by stylized blossoms on intertwining stems above a panel with stylized symmetrical curling stalks and acanthus leaves. Reverse, Barberini coat of arms in a medallion above arms of Clement VIII surrounded by stylized pomegranates and blossoms above a similar panel. Polychrome silk and metallic yarns, seed pearls and cut glass stones. Lappets bearing stylized pointed blossoms and vines in metallic yarns on red silk ground with metallic yarn fringe. Worn yarns; missing stones and pearls. Possibly made froma Dalmatic. See “Notes on Collection”

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection