CHASUBLE, DETAIL: VIRGIN AND
Austria, about 1470 Pilgrimage Church of Mariazell,
Styria, Treasury Height: 129 cm.
Height of the detail: 43 cm.
Cross Orphrey with
the Virgin, Saints Barbara and Dorothy and, at the sides,
Saints Catherine and Ursula. Relief embroidery with
gold brocade, pearls, gold thread and silk. The Child,
and the faces and hands, in silk, in satin and stem
stitch. Background of couched gold threads.
Schuette, Marie and Sigrid Muller-Christensen: Pictorial
History of Embroidery ; NY: Frederick Praeger, 1964.