Portion of Chasuble Back

A work made of chasuble: silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts; orphrey cross: silk, plain weave with gilt-metal-strip supplementary facing wefts; embroidered in silk, gilt-metal-strips, gilt-metal-strips wrapped with gilt-metal-wire and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, couching and padded couching over bast fiber padding; edged with silk, plain weave with gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk supplementary facing wefts with extended weft uncut fringe; lined with silk, plain weave.
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  • A work made of chasuble: silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts; orphrey cross: silk, plain weave with gilt-metal-strip supplementary facing wefts; embroidered in silk, gilt-metal-strips, gilt-metal-strips wrapped with gilt-metal-wire and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, couching and padded couching over bast fiber padding; edged with silk, plain weave with gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk supplementary facing wefts with extended weft uncut fringe; lined with silk, plain weave.

Date:

Late 16th/early 17th century

Artist:

Italy

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Title

Portion of Chasuble Back

Origin

Italy

Date

1575–1625

Medium

Chasuble: silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts; orphrey cross: silk, plain weave with gilt-metal-strip supplementary facing wefts; embroidered in silk, gilt-metal-strips, gilt-metal-strips wrapped with gilt-metal-wire and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, couching and padded couching over bast fiber padding; edged with silk, plain weave with gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk supplementary facing wefts with extended weft uncut fringe; lined with silk, plain weave

Dimensions

80.7 x 68 cm (31 3/4 x 26 3/4 in.) Chasuble silk repeat: 11.5 x 13.5 cm (4 5/8 x 5 5/8 in.) Orphrey cross: 79.3 x 50.7 cm (31 1/4 x 20 in.) Edge fringe: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Dr. and Mrs. Magnus P. Urnes Endowment

Reference Number

2001.169

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