. Chasuble. 1676. Silk and metal thread embroidery on silk. Neusteter Textile Collection: Funds from an anonymous donor and by exchange from Mrs. Arthur Johnson. 1999.1.
height: 44 1/4 in, 112.3950 cm; width: 29 3/4 in, 75.5650 cm
Textile Art and Fashion
Textile Art and Fashion-European
This vestment was worn by the priest celebrating the Mass. The central band, or orphrey, depicts two saints associated with the Carmelite order -- St. Albert (died 1214), who wrote the original rule for hermits living at Mount Carmel, and St. Teresa of Avila (born 1515), a Spanish Carmelite nun who reformed the Order. Also shown are the Virgin and Child and the defeat of Lucifer by the Archangel Michael. Bouquests of naturalistic flowers embellish the rest of the vestment perhaps made in a convent, the chasuble bears and unidentified coat of arms at center bottom.
Purchased at auction by Martin Kramer, Ltd. [Zug, Switzerland]; purchased January 1999 from Martin Kramer, Ltd. by the Denver Art Museum
- "Textile Art: Recent Acquisitions," December 16, 2000 - June 17, 2001 (DAM)
- "Fabulous Floral Fabrics," November 23, 2002 - May 4, 2003 (DAM)
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