Groene Kazuifel, Leiden

The Groene Kazuifel from Leiden, The Netherlands The Groene Kazuifel from Leiden, The Netherlands

The catholic Sint Petrus church (St Peter), along the Lammenschansweg in Leiden, The Netherlands, holds a beautifully embroidered chasuble that dates from the first half of the sixteenth century and is attributed to Jan van Deinse, who was abbott in Boudelo, Flanders, between 1513 tot 1540. The chasuble was granted to the Sint Petrus church in 1919 by an unknown benefactor.

Locally known as De Groene Kazuifel (Green Chasuble), it is regarded as one of the finest examples of Late Gothic gold embroidery (in or nué) from the Netherlands. The front of the garment has a depiction of the Conversion of the Heathens, while the back has a representation of the Virgin Mary. The cross at the shoulders includes medallions with fine representations, including one of Joseph and the Child Jesus. The chasuble also has an embroidered coat of arms of the Van Deinse family.

According to the art historian, Justine Brakel, the chasuble was embroidered in the workshop of the embroiderer, Gommaar Minten, in Lier.

The garment is thought to have been taken from Boudelo in Belgium to the northern Netherlands after the French revolution.

Source: BRAKEL, Justine J., and DE BELIE, Alfons (1995). Laat-Gotische goudborduurkunst in de Zuidelijke Nederlanden; de groene kazuifel van de St.-Petruskerk te Leiden, Belsele: Culturele Kring Boudelo. See also the Leidsch Dagblad 28th December 1995 and 22nd August 2001.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 22 June 2016).


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