Robe panel

DATE:
18th century
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Silk
CLASSIFICATION:
Textiles
DIMENSIONS:
48 × 30 in. (121.92 × 76.2 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
European Art
LOCATION:
Wendy and Emery Reves Collection - Porcelain , Level 3
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection
OBJECT NUMBER:
1985.R.118

General Description

Symbol of Christ's love, the chasuble was traditionally worn by members of the clergy on special occasions. The shape of this chasuble back with an uncrossed central applied panel is typical of those worn in Spain in the 17th and 18th centuries. The front is fiddle shaped. The central vertical blue velvet panel is appliqued with vase and plant motifs and has silver wrapped threads.

Excerpt from

Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 214.

Web Resources

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Watch a video to learn more about the history and symbolism of the chasuble, the outermost liturgical vestment.