About This Artwork

Iran (Persia, Tabriz)

Chasuble, 13th/14th century

Silk, plain weave with twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and gilt-animal-substrate-wrapped silk supplementary facing wefts; supplementary pile warps forming cut voided velvet; edged with gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, bobbin-made tape; lined with silk, plain weave
107.5 x 70.6 cm (42 1/4 x 27 7/8 in.)
Repeat: 3.2 x 3.2 cm (1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1911.202

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Raiment for the Lord's Service: A Thousand Years of Western Vestments, November 15, 1975–January 18, 1976

The Art Institute of Chicago, The Antiquarian Society of The Art Institute of Chicago: The First One Hundred Years, April 23–June 19, 1977

The Art Institute of Chicago, Agnes Allerton Gallery, Sumptuous Velvets from the Permanent Collection, March 1–September 28, 1980

The Art Institute of Chicago, Agnes Allerton Gallery, Vestments and Liturgical Textiles from the Permanent Collection, July 27–October 9, 1983

The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of European Decorative Arts, Gunsaulus Hall, European Textile Masterpieces from Coptic Times through the 19th Century (in conjunction with), September 27, 1989–January 22, 1990

The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of European Decorative Arts, A Birthday Celebration: 100 Years of Antiquarian Society Textile Collecting 1890–1990 (in conjunction with), September 11–February 19, 1992

The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Gloria in Excelsis Deo: Heralding a Vestment Collection, September 11, 1996–January 12, 1997

The Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 50A, Islamic Galleries, Asian Art Department, November 14,2014-

Publication History

Bulletin of The Art Institute of Chicago, vol. VI, no. 1 (July 1912), p. 11 (illus.).

Christa C. Mayer Thurman. Raiment for the Lord's Service: A Thousand Years of Western Vestments(Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1975), p. 130 (illus.), no. 44.

John W. Keefe. The Antiquarian Society of The Art Institute of Chicago, The First One Hundred Years (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1977), p. 130 (illus.), no. 44.




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