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Chalice veil

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Ground: cream white taffeta. Design: conventional flowers growing from each corner. In center aureole enclosing IHS. Blue, green and yellowish green, yellow, orange, reddish orange and cream white silk, couched on surface. Edged with narrow gold lace. Worn and torn.

Credit Line

Gift of Charles W. Townsend

Italian, 17th–18th century


61 x 61 cm (24 x 24 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.61 x 0.61

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Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts