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Chasuble

Date:
second quarter 18th century
Culture:
Indian, Coromandel Coast and Central European
Medium:
Cotton, drawn and painted resist and mordant, dyed, silk trim
Dimensions:
L. 47 1/2 in back x Gr. W. 28 1/2 inches 120.7 x 72.4 cm
Classification:
Textiles-Painted
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. William Sloane Coffin, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.212.5
Not on view
The eclectic patterns on this chasuble were created from a single unusual Indian chintz, pieced together in Europe, creating two distinctly different designs on the front and the back of the garment. The back displays a pattern of repeating mound-shaped motifs enclosed in an ogival frame linked by floral sprays while the front exhibits a red diamond-shaped motif resting on a blue band. The painted and dyed textile was probably based on Western European silks of the first quarter of the eighteenth century, which have comparably robust designs.
Mrs. William Sloane Coffin (until 1975; to MMA)
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