Set of liturgical vestments (cope, chasuble, burse, maniple, chalice veil, cope hood)
Possibly made for Empress Maria Theresa (Austrian, 1717–1780)
Object Place: Vienna, Austria
Cope: Length x width: 282 x 126 cm (111 x 49 5/8 in.) Chasuble: Center back: 109 cm (42 15/16 in.) Burse: Length x width: 22.5 x 23.5 cm (8 7/8 x 9 1/4 in.) Maniple: Length: 795 mm (31 5/16 in.) Chalice veil: Length x width: 59 x 59 cm (23 1/4 x 23 1/4 in.) Cope hood: Length x width: 55 x 52 cm (21 5/8 x 20 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave with discontinuous metallic patterning wefts, silk and metallic embroidery
Not On View
Cope: Off-white silk and silver cope embroidered with pink, purple, green, and gold floral and cornucopia motifs. Trimmed in thick gold embroidery.
Chasuble: Off-white silk and silver chasuble embroidered with pink, purple, green, and gold floral and cornucopia motifs. Trimmed in thick gold embroidery.
Burse: Off-white silk and silver metallic burse with gold embroidered border, pink, purple, and green flowers in each corner and a central gold medallion.
Maniple: Off-white silk and silver metallic narrow maniple with gold embroidered crosses and pink and purple flowers trimmed and bordered with gold embroidery.
Chalice veil: Square off-white silk and silver metallic chalice veil patterned with pink, green, and purple floral embroidery and a central gold medallion. Trimmed in gold metallic lace.
Cope hood: Off-white silk and silver metallic hood embroidered with purple, green, and pink flowers and gold cornucopia motifs, trimmed in gold border.
Probably by 1938, Dr. Franz Sobek (b. 1903 - d. 1975), Vienna; by descent within the family; sold by the descendents of Dr. Sobek to Rudigier Gallery, Munich; 2010, sold by Rudigier Gallery to the MFA (Accession Date: June 16, 2010)
Museum purchase with funds donated by an anonymous donor, Gabriella Beranek, and Linda Kaufman