Chasuble Detail

Chasuble Detail


These details are from a white silk chasuble from the Museum’s collection. It’s is embroidered in gold thread with palm leaf motifs and stylized red carnations. In the centre, a silk and gold embroidered pineapple is visible. The chasuble is the most visible vestment used by the priests at the celebration of mass.


This image is of a ceremonial base cloth found in the museum’s collection. This piece is six-sided and made of red velvet. In the centre is the crowned dove of the Holy Spirit, which has well-defined and imposing open wings and tail, and is embroidered in relief with gold thread. A completion of branches, buds and flowers, also gold-embroidered, surrounds the central motif.


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