Bishop's Gloves


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Liturgical gloves are traditionally made of silk knit and embellished with gold metallic embroidery. Worn by Roman Catholic bishops and cardinals during pontifical masses, i.e., those celebrated by the bishop, their color corresponds to the color of vestments worn during the course of the liturgical year. This classic example, which dates from the 17th century, is in fine condition and its green color signifies that the gloves were worn during Ordinary Time, the thirty-three to thirty-four weeks that do not fall within the Christmas or Easter seasons.

Bishop's Gloves, Silk, metal, European

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