About This Artwork

Italy

Chasuble, 16th century

Silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts and plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and silvered-metal strip supplementary facing and some supplementary patterning wefts; tapes of silk, gilt-metal strips, and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, inner tape: plain weave with supplementary patterning warps; edge tape: plain weave self-patterned by warp and weft floats; lined with linen, plain weave; glazed
116.8 x 69.4 cm (45 7/8 x 27 1/4 in.)
Repeat: 28.6 x 17.2 cm (11 1/4 x 6 3/4 in.)

Bequest of Martin A. Ryerson, 1937.1250




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