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Italy

Chasuble, 16th century

Silk, warp-float faced 3:1 'S' twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; Orphrey: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in satin, split, stem and straight stitches; couching; edged with gilt-metal-strip-wrapped linen diamond twill and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk plain weave tapes
129.6 x 69.4 cm (51 x 27 1/4 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1911.326




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