Velvet chasuble, part

Italian (Lucca?)
15th century


104.5 x 22 cm (41 1/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with gold-colored metallic thread

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Crimson velvet with a design of palmettes growing from undulating stems. The palmettes are cream-white velvet, but the stems and leaves, green velvet, and small rosettes powdered on the surface and the middle of the palmettes are tarnished silver brocade which is woven with yellow silk wound with thin strips of metal. Much worn, and pieced in the middle.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection