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liturgical dalmatic
  • France
  • liturgical dalmatic, 1700s
  • Where object was made: France
  • brocade
  • Canvas/Support: 121.92 x 76.2 cm
    Object Length/Width: 48 x 30 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2098.a
Label Text

White with red backing. Floral pattern in pink, green, blue, purple, yellow. Gold braid trim. A dalmatic is a decorated, long-sleeved tunics worn as Christian eucharistic vestments. It fallsl to the knees and is worn over albs by deacons while priests wear chasubles and subdeacons wear tunicles. The term may also refer to similar garments worn as secular dress in the Roman Empire or by English kings, especially at coronations.