Chasuble of Italian red silk and gold-metallic thread voided velvet in pomegrante vine design, appliqued with German orphery band woven in Cologne. Inscription on band "gerart turbau; wendel; ihesus"
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund
Italian and German, 15th century
Cologne, Germany and Italy
82.5 x 62.2 cm (32 1/2 x 24 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Orphery bands: Linen, silk and metal thread compound weave; Front: Silk voided velvet, brocaded with gold metallic yarn