Columns – Lithuania (?), 15th–16th c. Side fabric – early 20th c.
Church of the Suffering Blessed Virgin Mary in Švenčionėliai.
15th–16th c. Between the Middle Ages and Renaissance
The predominant style in Lithuania in the late 15th and early 16th century still pointed to the transition from Gothic to Renaissance. The architectural arch, under which individual saints or biblical scenes were represented, no longer framed a figure, but served as a three-dimensional action field. In the Renaissance period, the or nué technique was developed, and the knowledge of perspective drawing and anatomy began to be applied. In Lithuania, the art of embroidery was strongly influenced by the Flemish and German traditions.
Embroidery with metal and silk threads
The figures of the saints on the front and back orphrey of the chasuble are embroidered in relief. The flat gold background is couched with red silk stitches that form a geometrical pattern.
Images of saints
The Holy Apostle Andrew is one of twelve disciples of Jesus, the brother of the apostle Peter. He is holding a book and an X-shaped cross, on which he was tortured.