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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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

27.577

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles