Saturday, June 3, 2023

Pall Embroidered by Marie-Antoinette

From Sotheby's: "A silk chalice cover [pall] embroidered with gold and silver thread and beads; according to tradition it was embroidered by Marie Antoinette." The Sacred Heart of Jesus is shown with the Christogram IHS, symbolizing the Holy Name of Jesus. The color signifies it may have been used in the Mass of Laetare Sunday, or Rose Sunday,  that is, the 4th Sunday of Lent. Share

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