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Database No.: 55
Country: Italy
Site: Anagni: Cathedral, S. Maria, Treasury
Object Type: Vestment, chasuble
Date: 13c.
Dimensions: h. 137cm, w. 94cm (h. 54in, w. 37in)
Subject Terms:
Diagram (Christie)

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Bibliography: Barbier de Montault, X., "Vêtements ecclésiastiques," Annales archéologiques, XVII (1857), pp. 271-273

De Farcy, L., Broderie (1890), I, p. 125; II, pl. 30 (1)

Braun, J., Die liturgische Gewandung (1907), p. 341

Errera, I., "Tesoro di stoffe ricamate," Rassegna d'arte, XII (1912), p. 174; fig. 6

Sibilia, S., "Tesoro della cattedrale di Anagni," Arte cristiana, XII (1924), pp. 1-4; fig. p. 8

Meisen, K., Nikolauskult (1931), pp. 223, 236, 241; figs. 128, 146

Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 101-103 (no. 55); pls. LIII-LV; figs. 92-94

Cecchelli, C., Vita di Roma: Arti minori, costume (1951-1952), p. 332; fig. p. 331

Mortari, L., Tesoro della Cattedrale di Anagni (1963), pp. 28 ff.(8); figs. 27-35

Notes: Formerly a dalmatic with 78 medallions. Reshaping is modern. For other parts of original dalmatic, see Anagni, Cathedral, S. Maria, Treasury, Vestment (Christie nos. 56 & 57). Mentioned in 14c. inventory of church goods of Boniface VIII preserved in Anagni Cathedral.