Miter with case
Silk, glass, metal
overall (case): 16 1/4 x 13 1/2 x 1 in. ( 41.3 x 34.3 x 2.5 cm ) overall (miter): 32 x 13 1/8 x 3/8 in. ( 81.3 x 33
White silk miter in gold quilted silk case lined with cotton batting; the hat has a pointed top, both sides are decorated with metallic appliqué and colored glass gems, the back of the hat has two red sashes hanging down decorated with metallic embroidery on one side and trimmed at the ends with metallic passementerie.
Archbishop Robert Seton (1839-1927) was the grandson of Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (1774-1821), founder of the American Sisters of Charity. He spent most of his ecclesiastic career as chaplain to St Elizabeth's convent near Madison, New Jersey.
Bequest of Archbishop Robert Seton
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