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Italian or Spanish
16th–17th century


88 x 112 cm (34 5/8 x 44 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Embroidered

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ecclesiastical costume/embroidery. Dalmatic. Unpatterned cut green velvet with embroidered apparels. Cuff apparels; central ornate medallions, one with St. Jerome the other with St. Francis, flanked by stylized leafy volutes ending as winged cherubim. Hem apparels; obverse, large ornate central medallion, with the Annunciation scene, above a coat-of-arms and flanked by stylized leafy volutes with a pair of cherubim and a pair of fantastic heads as terminals. Reverse, similar to the above, but with a Nativity scene and a different coat-of-arms. Polychrome silk and metallic yarns, badly worn in some areas, and metallic tape.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection