English (London)
Early 20th century
Designed by Sir J. Ninian Comper (British, 1864–1960), Embroidered by The Sisters of Bethany, London

Object Place: London, England


33 x 32 x 1.3 cm (13 x 12 5/8 x 1/2 in.) including corner tassels

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and metal brocade with silk and metal thread embroidery and silk and metal cord and tassels

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Burse (Accessory to St. Michael Chasuble). Blue and gold metallic brocaded front with appliqued blue damask with embroidered and couched design in silk and metallic threads of angel holding shield with cross and instruments of the Passion. Deep pink sides and blue damask back. Red and gold metallic corded edging and four red and gold metallic tassles at corners. Cream cotton(?) lining. Condition: Good.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection, by exchange