CHASUBLE OF THE PALATINE COUNT PETER KMITA
(Details) Crakow, about 1504
Crakow, Treasury of the Cathedral on the Wawel Height: 137 cm. Each field: about 23.5 x 23.5 cm. The chasuble cross consists of eight rectangles of relief embroidery with scenes from the Life of St. Stanislaus. The figures are almost in the round. Linen and silk material. Embroidery in various types of gold thread, coloured silks and pearls. Details of the faces in fine stem stitch; garments and architecture in couched gold thread. Lit.: B. Kurth, Eine Hochyreliefstickerei des 16. Jahrhunders im Wiener Diozesan-Museum: Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen in Wien, Neue Folge, Bd. IX, Vienna 1939, p 93 - T. Mankowski, Polskie Tkaniny I Hafty XVI-XVIII wieku, Wroclaw 1954, p. 8, Pl. II and 9.

Source: Schuette, Marie and Sigrid Muller-Christensen: Pictorial History of Embroidery ; NY: Frederick Praeger, 1964.

 
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