Tuesday, December 04, 2012

An Antique Black Chasuble

It has been awhile since we've looked at any antique vestments but, fortunately, one of our readers recently sent in some interesting images of a black chasuble which caught my attention, having some interesting symbols and designs incorporated into it.

(They are also inquiring into the possible provenance of the vestment, so if anyone would like to proffer their own particular theories, by all means do so. I would suggest that the stole shown here is not the original, being of a more modern vintage -- probably 20th century.)

Here are a few details:

A butterfly emerging from a chrysalis; a symbol of the resurrection.