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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Chasuble Back, 15th century

type: Chasuble back

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Back of a chasuble with an embroidered band down the center back, embroidered motifs at the sides, and bound all around with gold braid. The deep brown velvet side panels are embroidered in gold metallic and polychrome silks with angels on orbs and floral arrangements. The center band is densely embroidered with four saints in different architectural niches.

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Donor
John Pierpont Morgan

Department

Textiles

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