Chasuble (from a funeral set)

English (London (Lloyd Square))
About 1930

Object Place: London (Lloyd Square), England


115.25 cm (45 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Damask, Embroidery, Appliqué

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Society of the Sisters of Bethany; may have been designed by Sir J. Ninian Cowper (1864-1960). Silk, damask; appliquéd embroidered orphrey. Gothic cut. Back: appliquéd panel of metallic cloth outlined with black and metallic thread braid. Image of the Crucified Christ embroidered with polychrome silk threads and metalilc thread couching. On banderoles of appliquéd white silk damask are black embroidered inscriptions. Above Christ’s head: INRI. Twice on each arm of the cross and the trunk: Jefu Mry. Front: Same tree motif as on the back. Five banderoles with the inscription Jefu Mry. Edged in twist of black silk and gold metallic threads. Green damask lining, probably silk. Condition: very good; some wear of metallic cloth. Given to the Society of Saint John the Evangelist in 1935 in memory of the Rev. Andrew Chalmers Wilson.

Credit Line

Gift of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, Cambridge, Mass.