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Database No.: 92
Name of Work: Chichester-Constable Chasuble
Country: United States
Site: New York: Museum, Metropolitan Museum
Object Type: Vestment, chasuble
Date: second quarter 14c.
Dimensions: h. 129.5cm, w. 76.2cm (h. 51in, w. 30in)
Subject Terms:
Diagram (Christie)

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Bibliography: Christie, A., "Unknown English Medieval Chasuble," Burlington Magazine, LI (1927), pp. 285-292; pls. I-II

Morris, F., "Mediaeval Vestment," Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, XXII (1927), pp. 300-310; figs. 1, 3-7

Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 172-175 (no. 92); pls. CXXXI-CXXXIV; figs. 138-141

Rorimer, J., & Forsyth, W., "Medieval Galleries," Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n. s., XII (1953-1954), p. 128; fig. b p. 138

Rickert, M., Painting in Britain: The Middle Ages (1954), pp. 152-153

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Opus Anglicanum (1963), p. 39 (78); pl. 16

Husband, T., "Ecclesiastical Vestments of the Middle Ages," Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., XXIX (1970-1971), p. 286; frontispiece

Young, B., "Opus Anglicanum," Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., XXIX (1970-1971), pp. 291, 293, 296-297; figs. 1-3, 5, 8, 13

London, Royal Academy of Arts, Age of Chivalry (1987), cat. 577; p. 457; color figure

Staniland, K., Embroiderers (1991), p. 15; figs. 10, 18

Ward, S., "Saints in Split Stitch: Representations of Saints in Opus Anglicanum Vestments," Medieval Clothing and Textiles, III (2007), p. 46; fig. 3.4

Synge, L., Art of embroidery: history of style and technique (2001), p. 49; fig. 46

Notes: Original cope reshaped as chasuble; other parts of the original were used to make a stole and a maniple.