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Half of a chasuble

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A chasuble front; white cotton twill ground embroidered with brilliant polychrome wools in chain stitch; central panel framed with flowering vine of large-scale serpentine stem bearing peony, rose, lotus (?), butterflies and flowers over ground, border design of stylized blossoms; a number of...

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Credit Line

Cabot-Townsend Fund and Special Textile Fund

French, mid-18th century

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59.7 x 80 cm (23 1/2 x 31 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: length: 31 1/2 in.; W: 23 1/4 in.

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, wool, silk; tambourwork; wool and silk on cotton ground


Textiles and Fashion Arts