Silk, warp-float faced broken warp chevron twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; appliquéd with linen, plain weave, silk and gilt and silvered wire, plain weave with twill interlacing of secondary binding warps and patterning wefts; silk and silvered wire, twill weave; embroidered with silk, gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk and gilt and silvered wire in overcast, satin, padded satin, split, and stem stitches; laid work, couching, and padded couching; semi-precious stones; edged with woven fringes
106.7 × 236 cm (42 × 92 7/8 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Chauncey McCormick and Mrs. Richard Ely Danielson
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Donald King, Medieval and Renaissance Embroidery from Spain, Victoria and Albert Museum Yearbook 2 (London: Phaidon Press, Ltd., 1970), 55-64.
Christa Charlotte Mayer, Masterpieces of Western Textiles from The Art Institute of Chicago, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1969). no. 99.
Christa C. Mayer-Thurman, Raiment for the Lord’s Service - A Thousand Years of Western Vestments, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1975), 166-68.
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Art Institute of Chicago, Masterpieces of Western Textiles, Jan. 25–Mar. 2, 1969, cat.
Art Institute of Chicago, Raiment for the Lord’s Service: A Thousand Years of Western Vestments, Nov. 15, 1975–Jan. 18, 1976, cat.
Art Institute of Chicago, Agnes Allerton Gallery, Vestments and Liturgical Textiles from the Permanent Collection, July 27–Oct. 9, 1983
Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, European Textile Masterpieces from Coptic Times through the 19th Century, Sept. 27, 1989–Jan. 22, 1990
Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Textile Masterpieces from the Art Institute of Chicago’s Collection, Feb. 17–May 2, 1993.
Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Gloria in Excelsis Deo: Heralding a Vestment Collection, Sept. 11, 1996–Jan. 12, 1997.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Body of Christ in the Art of Europe and New Spain, 1150–1800, Dec. 21, 1997–April 12, 1998 (exhibited for two months–c. 2/21/98).
Art Institute of Chicago, Regenstein East, A Case for Wine: From King Tut to Today, July 11 – Sept. 20, 2009.
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