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Dalmatic: T.1-1914

Object information

Awaiting location update

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

Entities

  • Dalmatic
  • Category: embroidery
  • Category: woven textiles

Categories

Description

Dalmatic, deep crimson velvet, with upon the front and back and the sleeves wide apparels of linen, embroidered with metal thread and coloured silks in satin stitch and couched and laid work. The front depicts Saint Andrew and Saint Thomas; the back Saint John the Evangelist and Saint Margaret all placed beneath foliated canopies. Between the sets of figures sits a coat of arms supported by a strap held in the teeth of a grotesque head. The sleeves depict saint Dorothy on the left and the virgin and Child on the right with a mermaid on either side. The figures are placed between columns without canopies. The backgrounds are of gold thread laid in various diaper patterns with edgings of raised gold.

Notes

History note: One set of these vestments is said to have been given by the Emperor Charles V to the cathedral of Burgos. The other Dalmatic was given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York by Sir Charles and Lady Walston, the cope to the V&A, and they retained the chasuble.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Charles and Lady Walston

Measurements and weight

Length: 5 ft
Width: 3'.8" ft

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1914-05-30) by Walston, Charles, Sir and Lady

Dating

After 1500 CE - Before 1520 CE

Note

The velvet is of slightly later date than the linen and the embroidery.

Materials used in production

crimson Velvet
gold Metal thread
polychrome Silk
Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Dalmatic, deep crimson velvet, with upon the front and back and the sleeves wide apparels of linen, embroidered with metal thread and coloured silks in satin stitch and couched and laid work.
Embroidering
Couching (embroidering)

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.1-1914
Primary reference Number: 117565
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 July 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 25 July 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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