Mitre

Italian
late 14th–early 15th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

36.8 x 32 cm (14 3/6 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.386

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silver, gilt-silver and silk threads; metal frame and petals, pearls, glass beads

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ecclesiastical costume (miter). Eight figures on front, back arranged in inverted T: Christ at top front, Virgin at top back, Church officials at bottom both sides; other figures Saints. Polychrome silk, silver, gilt-silver yarns solidly embroidered on linen ground, trimmed in pearls, glass stones, gilt-metal framework; some paint on silks. Red silk lining; white compound woven silk top interior. See notes.

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund