Chasuble with Medallion Depicting John the Baptist

A work made of linen, plain weave underlaid with silk, plain weave with insert medallion of silk, warp-float faced satin weave; embroidered with silk and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk and linen in satin, split and stem stitches; couching and french knots; edged with silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with patterning wefts and complementary weft weave tapes; lined with silk, plain weave.
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  • A work made of linen, plain weave underlaid with silk, plain weave with insert medallion of silk, warp-float faced satin weave; embroidered with silk and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk and linen in satin, split and stem stitches; couching and french knots; edged with silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with patterning wefts and complementary weft weave tapes; lined with silk, plain weave.

Date:

1575/1625

Artist:

After a fresco by Andrea del Sarto (Italian, 1486–1530) (Tondo only)
Italy

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Artist

Andrea del Sarto

Title

Chasuble with Medallion Depicting John the Baptist

Origin

Italy

Date

1575–1625

Medium

Linen, plain weave underlaid with silk, plain weave with insert medallion of silk, warp-float faced satin weave; embroidered with silk and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk and linen in satin, split and stem stitches; couching and French knots; edged with silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with patterning wefts and complementary weft weave tapes; lined with silk, plain weave

Dimensions

109.5 x 73.3 cm (43 1/8 x 28 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Grace R. Smith Textile Endowment

Reference Number

1971.313

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