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Fragment of the chasuble of Raoul de Beaumont, d. 1190, Bishop of Angers

Small roundels enclose animals, birds, trefoils repeat in empty spaces. May have been soaked in blood or painted red.

Provenance

Claudius Côte, Lyon; sold by Côte, through Christoph Bernoulli, Basel, to Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles; 1947, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $750. (Accession Date: November 13, 1947)

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

French, 12th century

Object Place

France

Accession Number

47.1460

Medium or Technique

Silk, twill weave, silk and metal thread embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes