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Gift of Mrs. Herbert Fleishhacker
Loan: "Vestments east & west: Japanese Kesa and European Vestments", St. Mary's College, Moraga, 1987
Embroidered for the Church, 1989-91(2 rotations)
Dark green silk cut and voided velvet in pomegranate and crown design in ogival enclosures with rings and looped edges. Image shows back with silver embroidered orphrey cross with appliqued figures of the Crucified Christ, with Mary and John at the foot of the Cross. The front shows symbols of the martyrdom of Christ. Label copy to the exhibition of 1987 by Nancy Norris London calls this Italian velvet stamped in Flanders or Bohemia, mid-17th c., with embroidery from northern Austria or Germany, also 18th c.