Silk, satin weave; underlaid with linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk, gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk and gilt-metal-strips in crossed back, running, satin, and split stitches; laid work, couching, and padded couching; beaded with coral beads; edged with woven tapes
135.4 × 289.7 cm (53 3/8 × 114 1/8 in.)
Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. John V. Farwell III
Extended information about this artwork
Bath, Virginia Churchill. Embroidery Masterworks: Classical patterns and techniques for contemporary application. Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1972. p. 124-130.
Mayer, Christa Charlotte. Masterpieces of Western Textiles. The Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibition catalogue. plater. 121-122. page. 154-155.
Mayer-Thurman, Christa. Raiment for the Lord’s Service - A Thousand Years of Western Vestments. The Art Institute of Chicago. (exh. cat.) 1976, no. 100, p. 214-215.
Wardwell, Allen, and Mildred Davison. “Three Centuries of the Decorative Arts in Italy.’ Apollo. September, 1966, pages 186, 189.
Art Institute of Chicago, Masterpieces of Western Textiles, Jan. 25–Mar. 2, 1969.
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, Agnes Allerton Gallery, Vestments and Liturgical Textiles from the Permanent Collection, July 27–October 9, 1983
The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, European Textile Masterpieces from Coptic Times through the 19th Century, September 27, 1989–January 22, 1990
The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Textile Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago’s Collection, February 17–May 2, 1993
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, Department of European Decorative arts, Gunsaulus Hall, April 22- August 21, 2003
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