Kidd, David
April 1961
New Yorker;4/15/1961, Vol. 37 Issue 9, p40
The article focuses on a silver brocade received by Jesuit missionary priest Francis Xavier in the year 1552. The silver brocade had been purchased with funds provided by the viceroy of Portuguese India and brought to Goa from the island of Hormuz. Francis Xavier fell ill of a fever and died. The brocade that Francis Xavier had intended to present to the Chinese emperor was used instead as a covering for his own body.


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