Vestment (dalmatic) from St. Dominic's Priory

Vestment (dalmatic) from St. Dominic's Priory

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Location Carisbrooke Castle Museum
Town Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight
Technique/ material Embroidery on cloth
Original size (mm) 1220 x 1020
Artist/maker Sister Margaret Compton
Date circa 1717
Description A richly embroidered dalmatic from a set of vestments for High Mass (known as the Compton set) made by Sister Margaret Compton and worn for the first time at her profession in 1717. These vestments were buried in Brussells in 1794 when the Dominican community had to flee to England. They were later recovered, brought to England and came to St. Dominic's Priory, Carisbrooke.
Ref number NETCC: 1990.105.2
Credit © Carisbrooke Castle Museum