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Chasuble and orphries

Italian or Spanish
16th century

Object Place: Italy or Spain


97 cm (38 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Damask

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Chasuble. Sides, a speckled, pomegranate motif above a stylized symmetrical leaf spray repeating in dense staggered rows within connecting diamond-shaped compartments formed by speckled bands which meet in lozenge motifs above, below, and flanking the main motif; yellow silk damask. Orphries, symmetrical palmate leaf sprays and simplified pomegranate designs repeating within an ogival compartments formed by curling dotted stalks bearing similar palmate leaves; cut and uncut (cisele) green silk velvet. Slightly worn, some stains.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection