Friday, 25 May 2012

Mitre in the style of the 16th century

The Saint Bede Studio recently completed this mitre, shewn in the adjacent photograph.

This mitre is derived from the Roman style of the 16th century.  In this period, the Roman mitre was still in transition from the smaller mediaeval form and the exaggerated proportions of the High Baroque.  Our mitre is 30cm (12 inches) tall and is decorated with the traditional ornamental bandings (circulus and titulus).

For comparison, we present a photograph of a magnificently embroidered precious mitre of Pope Leo X (1513 - 1521), which is of similar proportions.

Click on the images for an enlarged view.