Back of a chasuble with an embroidered orphrey band down the center, embroidered motifs at the sides, and bound all around with gold braid. The deep brown velvet side panels are embroidered in gold metallic and polychrome silks with angels on orbs and floral arrangements. The center band is densely embroidered with four saints in different architectural niches.
Featured Image: Chasuble back (England), 15th century; Silk cut and voided velvet, appliquéd and embroidered with metallic yarns; 135.3 x 61 cm (53 1/4 x 24 in.); Gift of John Pierpont Morgan, 1902-1-653