Tuesday 21 August 2012

Chasuble of S' Thomas Becket: 2

Every now and then in the Liturgical Blogdom, interest appears in the famous chasuble of S' Thomas Becket, preserved at the Sens Cathedral.  The Saint Bede Studio is occasionally approached by priests seeking vestments based on the striking design of that ancient chasuble.

In this post, we are pleased to reproduce a drawing of some of the Becket vestments (chasuble, mitre and stole) which appears in the 1874 monograph  Military and Religious Life in the Middle Ages and at the Period of the Renaissance, written by Paul Lacroix.

This is a rather good drawing, because it reveals many details of the vestments which are not immediately apparent from a photograph.

A previous post on this subject may be viewed here.

Click on the image for an enlarged view.