Chalice veil or corporal

early 17th century


54 x 54.5 cm (21 1/4 x 21 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .545 x .54

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bobbin lace

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts



Linen center surrounded by lace border. In each corner a double-headed eagle with a crown; in the middle of one side the Host, supported by Cherubin, opposite St. Symphorian, bearing a Martyr’s palm and led by his mother. Balancing these are St. Francis of Assisi with stigmata and two birds and St. Tillo, with an abbot’s staff and chalice, and two crowned lions. Scrolls fill the intervening places.

Credit Line

Bequest of James William Paige