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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Chasuble, 17th century

type: Chasuble

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Chasuble of grass-green linen with symmetrical design in Renaissance tradition of applique white satin arabesques outlined with couched pink cord and applique stylized plant forms cut from rosettes similar to those in pillars, in gold-colored silk cross-stitch. Embroidered white linen? Pillars with vertical row of elaborate geometrical rosettes in gold-colored silk cross-stitch and floral fillings in pastel silks. Lined in dark blue glazed linen. Narrow linen galloons of period.

Participants

Donor
John Pierpont Morgan

Department

Textiles