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Chasuble with self orphrey

19th century

Object Place: France


17.5 x 84.5 cm (6 7/8 x 33 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk damask with figured silk appliqe, and cotton backing

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ecclesiastical Costume/Damask. a: Chasuble with self orphrey. b: Maniple. a: White silk damask with a lattice pattern of ornate bands intersecting in medallions bearing alternately the Greek monogram for Jesus, “IHS,” and the letter “M.” In the interstices a cross with fleur-de-lis terminals alternating with one having shamrock terminals. Yellow silk tape with a fine repeating lozenge pattern placed all around the inner edge and the neck opening, metting in a “V” on the back beneath the yoke and defining the orphries. Worn through and stained in some areas. b: Of the same materials as “a” with three appliquéd crosses and the inner edge bordered with lozenge patterned yellow silk. Good condition.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection