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Date: 18th century Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Height: 6 in. (15.2 cm); Width: 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)

17th century Spanish liturgical gloves: "Liturgical gloves are traditionally made of silk knit and embellished with gold metallic embroidery. Worn by Roman Catholic bishops and cardinals during pontifical masses, i.e., those celebrated by the bishop, their color corresponds to the color of vestments worn during the course of the liturgical year." (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)