The feathered bishop’s miter and infulae (liturgical headgear and lappets) of the Museo degli Argenti, Florence, are one of seven such sets of Catholic regalia known from Mexico, perhaps one of a group of miters made in the Michoacán area of Mexico that were taken to Spain in 1547 for delivery to Charles V, and for distribution among clergy (Figure 1).1 The Argenti miter is reported as having been presented by Charles V to Pope Clement VII.2 The closest parallel to the Argenti miter and infulae is the set that arrived at the Monastery of San Lorenzo de Escorial in 1576, part of a commission by Felipe...
Bishop’s Miter and Infulae, a Feathered Masterpiece from Museo degli Argenti in Florence
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Ellen J. Pearlstein; Bishop’s Miter and Infulae, a Feathered Masterpiece from Museo degli Argenti in Florence. Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture 2 April 2019; 1 (2): 99–106. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/lavc.2019.120007a
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