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A Chasuble

Early 20th century. The Netherlands.

 

"Fiddleback" shape. Black cut-silk velvet, with violet machine-embroidered orphreys depicting the crucifixion, the Blessed Virgin Mary, her heart pierced by a sword, St John and attributes of the Passion, in architectural setting.

 

Black is the liturgical colour for Good Friday in the old rite, All Souls Day, and Requiem Masses.

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Taken on July 29, 2012