Requires Photography


Late 16th–early 17th century

Object Place: Italy


112 cm (44 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Orphrey

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ecclesiastical Costume/Damask/Compound Weaving. Chasuble. Sides, a large pineapple motif repeating within ogival compartments formed beneath by a pair of symmetrical curling buta-like leaves and above by a pair of serrated and dotted stalks which meet in a stylized oval leaf grouping. Curling stalks with semi-naturalistic leaves in the interstices; red and pink silk damask. Orphrey, front– a tau cross, back– a vertical band; slim vertical meandering stalks with repeating semi-bizarre buta-like leaf motifs. Red warp and blue weft cotton yarns plus a supplemental metallic weft. Band of similar material around neck opening. Edged all around with metallic tape; orphrey and neck band edged with mis-matched metallic tape. Pierced; soiled in spots.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection