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Item Details
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Culture
Italy, 18th century
Title
Chasuble
Work Type
Textile
Date
1700s
Material
embroidery; silk and metallic threads
Measurements
Overall: 114.6 x 70.5 cm (45 1/8 x 27 3/4 in.)
Description
A beautiful design emanates from a vase in the center of this chasuble, displaying symmetrical flora that extend across embroidered gold braids into graceful curvilinear cartouches, reflecting contemporary architectural decoration. Also in the center, sheaves of wheat and grapes represent the bread and wine of the Mass. Gold sequins within thread-outlined squares illustrate fine quality workmanship.
The decoration of the stole and chalice veil is similar to the chasuble, also on moiré (watered) silk fabric. The stole, an insignia of the office of deacons and priests, is worn under a chasuble, and the chalice veil—bearing the monogram of Jesus Christ, ihs, in the center—covers the chalice and paten (the plate holding the Eucharistic bread).
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: T - Ecclesiastical
Department: Textiles
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1916.1453_full.tif
SSID
24634397

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