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Chasuble from Lower Saxony, 15th Century

Appliqué chasuble from Lower Saxony, Germany, 15th Century. Appliqué chasuble from Lower Saxony, Germany, 15th Century. Courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, acc. no. 57.18.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, houses a remarkable chasuble that dates to the fifteenth century and originates from Lower Saxony in Germany. The chasuble is made of wool with appliqué motifs in linen, with silk thread embroidered details. The figure of Christ is drawn in brown ink. A parchment strip may have been gilded.

Metropolitan Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 6 February 2017).

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