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Hungarian or Polish
17th–18th century


108.5 cm (42 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Embroidered velvet

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ecclesiastical Costume. Chasuble. Flanking the orphrey a pair of vertical undulating stalks, each with three large stylized blossoms. Raised work, laid metallic yarns couched down to form various patterns; ground of brown velvet (front) and red velvet (back). Orphrey, large stylized blossoms in a vertical row, one above the other; same technique as above, ground of laid metallic yarn couched in a herringbone pattern. Similar band around neck opening with repeating motif of a stylized pomegranate on a stem. Edged all around with metallic yarn lace; orphries and neck band outlined with tape of metallic yarns and metal strips. Tape defines a tau cross on front. Worn severely on one area of front orphrey.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection