Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Vestments of Adrian Fortescue, DD - Part IV

Two black chasubles survive of Dr. Fortescue's vestments.  One set, of black silk lined with blue, is decorated with blue orfreys and silver details.  The silk of the chasuble is decaying and the lining can be seen showing through in some places.  The second chasuble is completely black but utilises different materials, black silk and black velvet, to decorative effect. This set is incomplete.

Note the narrow, parallel lines, of the maniple. No 'spade' maniples for Dr. Fortescue.

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