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The ground, which is soft grayish violet damask, is powdered with small rosettes woven with gold thread. This brocade is 16th-17th century but the chasuble is partly made of pieces of 19th century brown and white brocade and violet silk. It is trimmed with silver lace, much worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, late 16th–17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; brocade


Textiles and Fashion Arts