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Chasuble front

Chasuble Front. Outlined tau cross with symmetrical design of semi-naturalistic blossoms, heavy curling leaves and stylized volutes centering on a canopy, with drawn curtains revealing a pomegranate motif, flanked by a pair of fountains. Polychrome floss silk yarns, metal strips, coils and...

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Italian, Late 17th–early 18th century

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Silk and gold-colored embroidery and spangles on silk, gilt strips woven trim, gold-colored metal woven looped trim, and silk backing


Textiles and Fashion Arts