Collar, 17th century

Pair of separate collars called apparels, slightly curved along top edge, with deep rounded side at bottom, to be worn over and outside a vestment. Yellow satin, embroidered in silk and metal thread. Design shows, center, in oval; a cardinal’s hat above a lion rampant. Strap work frame around oval; a curving vine flows from each side, and borders of conventionalized vine edge top and bottom. Flowers and leaves worked in colored silk, in satin stitch and edged in gold cords, which are couched in colored thread. Trimmed with narrow edging formerly of heavy gold thread now tarnished, and with silver strip through center, Apparels have loops for fastening, at each end. Lined with linen.

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