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Dalmatic

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (probably, designed and made)

  • Date:

    16th century (designed and made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk velvet, embroidered in metallic threads

  • Museum number:

    T.758-1919

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Red silk velvet with green silk velvet apparels embroidered in silver-gilt and silver thread and coloured silks. Some details are raised by padding. The apparels on the bottom of the bakc and front show Saint Andrew and St Peter respectively in a medallion surrounded by a blanced arrangement of floral and leafy stems. The apparels on the sleeves bear the Papal tiara, and the scallop shell of St James within a medallion flanked by interlacing stems. The form of the apparels is typical of Spanish dalmatics. Lined in pink linen

Place of Origin

Spain (probably, designed and made)

Date

16th century (designed and made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk velvet, embroidered in metallic threads

Dimensions

Length: 38 in, Width: 52 in at widest point, that is from the edge of each sleeve, Weight: 2.34 kg

Object history note

Acquired from the Henry Wallis collection with other vestments.

Production Note

Attributed to Spain on the basis of the cockle shell of the pilgrim (St James) on one sleeve of this dalmatic and the cross of St James on the the matching dalmatic in the collection. The only reference in common.

Attribution note: Unique in that a common vocabulary is used for the imagery, but vestments were usually commissioned for a given church or clergyman
Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Silk velvet; Silver-gilt thread; Silver thread; Linen

Techniques

Velvet; Embroidering; Handsewing

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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