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Chalice veil

Mediterranean (possibly Cyclades, Pholegandros)
17th–18th century

Object Place: Pholegandros, Cyclades, Mediterranean


43 x 40.5 cm (16 15/16 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Natural cotton ground embroidered with very fine yellow-green, pinkish red and blue silk yarns in fine satin stitch. In the center, YHS in a sunburst within an eight pointed star. Surrounding this, an inscription arranged as a square border: IHESU NOSTRA REDEMTIO AMORE DESIDERIUM. Stars and conventional blossoms fill the ground and narrow outer border. Cotton browned. A few small brown stains. A number of small holes, darned, and patches. A seam across entire width, at center.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb