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Chasuble front

Late 17th–early 18th century

Object Place: Italy


77 x 63 cm (30 5/16 x 24 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk and gold-colored embroidery and spangles on silk, gilt strips woven trim, gold-colored metal woven looped trim, and silk backing

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Chasuble Front. Outlined tau cross with symmetrical design of semi-naturalistic blossoms, heavy curling leaves and stylized volutes centering on a canopy, with drawn curtains revealing a pomegranate motif, flanked by a pair of fountains. Polychrome floss silk yarns, metal strips, coils and metallic yarns plus spangles on a white silk ground. Metallic fringe trim. Some missing yarns, ground partially stained and worn.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection