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Database No.: 68
Name of Work: Melk Chasuble
Country: Austria
Site: Vienna: Museum, Museum für angewandte Kunst
Object Type: Vestment, chasuble
Date: c. 1300
Dimensions: h. 141cm, circum. 487.7cm (h. 55.5 in., circum. 192 in.)
Subject Terms:
Christ: Crucifixion
Evangelist, John
Evangelist: Symbol, John
Evangelist: Symbol, Matthew
Flower: Rose
Virgin Mary

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Bibliography: Braun, J., Die liturgische Gewandung (1907), pp. 179, 217

Österreichische Kunsttopographie, III. Bezirk Melk (1909), pp. xv, 269; pls. XII-XIII

Christie, A., "Melk Chasuble," Burlington Magazine, LXI (1932), pp. 288, 291

Jerchel, H., "Die ober- und niederösterreichische Buchmalerei," Jahrbuch der kunsthistorischen Sammlungen in Wien, VI (1932), p. 20, n. 13

Kronberger-Frentzen, H., "Melk Chasuble, an Opus Anglicanum," Burlington Magazine, LXI (1932), pp. 68, 69; figs. A-B opp. p. 70

Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 130-133 (no. 68); frontispiece; pls. LXXXI-LXXXIV; figs. 117-118

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Opus Anglicanum (1963), cat. 39; p. 23; pl. 5

Johnstone, P., High Fashion in the Church (2002), pp. 39-40; fig. 35

Notes: View of back of the chasuble.