The Philippi headwear collection is currently the world’s largest
collection of clerical, ecclesiastical and religious head coverings
and is unique in both its scope and size. You will find examples of headgear from every religious persuasion around the globe, whether ceremonial or worn as part of everyday life. In addition, the collection includes 116 religious objects.
September 03, 2013
Biretta worn by Benedict Blommaerts
Portrait of Cardinal Benedict Blommaerts (I don't think that he was a cardinal?)
half-length turned to the left, facing
towards the viewer; wearing a biretta, mozzetta and a rochet in his hands he
holds a necklace with cross; after Jacobus van Reesbroeck; 1635-1704 (c.)
Anglo-Catholic clergy tend to make up their own dress-rules, keeping vaguely to pre-conciliar norms and adding to them when it suits them. What they refer to as the Augustinian biretta is double height (14 cm) of a normal biretta. They get this from the Norbertine picture of the friar with the very tall biretta, and have adapted it to the black biretta.
Augustinian Biretta or "Father Alfred Hope Patten Biretta" or "CSA (Colegio San Agustín) Biretta" made of black silk with moiré-effect, 3 horns (blades, wings) and a ruby pompon. Inside it is lined with red cotton.