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Chasuble

Ecclesiastical costume/embroidery. Chasuble with self orphrey. Scenes from the life of Christ. Orphries with representations of the four evangelists and four Latin fathers of the church (?). Worked in polychrome silk and metallic yarns in tent stitch on a linen net ground. Many yarns missing.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Western European, 17th–18th century

Accession Number

46.750

Medium or Technique

Silk, embroidered

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles