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Chasuble front

Italian and Flemish (Spanish)
15th and 16th century


99 x 68.5 cm (39 x 26 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cut and voided silk velvet, floss silk and gold-colored metallic thead embroidery on raised-work, and cotton backing

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ecclesiastical costume. Chasuble front. Italy; cut and voided red velvet with a repeating motif of a pomegranate surrounded by floral sprays within lobate compartments; severely worn. Flanders; orphrey strip, two full and one quarter compartment formed by a repeating ornate architectural vault with a raised-work centerpiece. Top compartment a male saint holding a staff and book (?). Middle compartment Saint Barbara holding a sword and a book and standing on a broken wheel. Polychrome floss silk and metallic yarns; some worn and missing.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection