18th c. Rococo colours and ideas of Classicism
Images of Christ and scenes from the Gospel, floral ornaments
The Christmas chasuble from Vilnius Cathedral reflects the intertwining ideas of Christianity and classical antiquity. The Nativity of Christ is represented on the back of the chasuble. The Greek god Chronos personifying time is carrying the crèche on his wings. It is an allegory of the Son of God entering the flow of time.