Madonna of the Sacred Coat Framed Print This Madonna of the Sacred Coat is a work by Charles Bosseron Chambers depicting the young virgin mother holding the famous seamless tunic of Treves. In the painting we see the Blessed Virgin tenderly eyeing the beholder with a smile knowing the redemption her son Jesus will pay for. The sacred coat, which are lady holds in the painting, is referred to in Scripture:
"the soldiers therefore, when they had crucified him, took his garments,( and they made four parts, to every soldier a part,) and also his coat. Now the code was without seem, woven from the top throughout. They said then one to another; let us not cut it, but let us cast lots for it, who's it shall be; that the scripture might be filled, saying: they have parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture they have cast lots."
The artist Charles Chambers is said to have painted many of his religious subject purely from imagination. He painted this rendition of the Madonna as an altarpiece for St. Ignatius Church, Chicago, where it still resides today.