I’m enjoying some time at The Cloisters with a friend.
In honor of a priest who has disparaged my posts about birds, I add this edition.
Behold a priests chasuble from Venice of the late 15th to early 16th century.
A detail from the shoulder gives a sense of how sumptuous it must have originally been.
The very best prepared the most holy of all earthly actions. We need a return to this attitude.
Meanwhile, a fine chalice from 13th c Germany.
Also, the gardens are being prepared. The esplanierd pear is blooming!