The Imperial crown of Austria, which greatly resembles the Episcopal mitre.

Imperial Crown of Austria

The Imperial crown of Austria, which greatly resembles the Episcopal mitre.

The ceremonial mitre of the Archbishop Cranley, 1407.

Mitre of Archbishop Cranley

The ceremonial mitre of the Archbishop Cranley, 1407.

The traditional mitre of Archbishop Harnsett.

Mitre of Archbishop Harnsett

The traditional mitre of Archbishop Harnsett.

"Miter, or Mitre, is a form of head-dress worn by the inhabitants of Asia Minor; a head-band. In religion, the head-dress of a bishop. The episcopal miter was doubtless suggested by that of the Jewish high priest."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Miter

"Miter, or Mitre, is a form of head-dress worn by the inhabitants of Asia Minor; a head-band. In religion,…

"MITRE. A sacerdotal ornament for the head, worn by Roman Catholic archbishops and bishops on solemn occasions. " -Hall, 1862

Mitre

"MITRE. A sacerdotal ornament for the head, worn by Roman Catholic archbishops and bishops on solemn…

"Mitre. A sacerdotal ornament for the head, worn by Roman Catholic archbishops and bishops on solemn occasions." -Hall, 1862

Mitre

"Mitre. A sacerdotal ornament for the head, worn by Roman Catholic archbishops and bishops on solemn…

A mitre, or sacred turban of the Jewish high priest.

Mitre

A mitre, or sacred turban of the Jewish high priest.

"Drawn from a portrait of Elizabeth of York when young, in stained glass at Little Malvern." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Mitre Head-dress

"Drawn from a portrait of Elizabeth of York when young, in stained glass at Little Malvern." —…

An example of a modern archbishop's mitre.

An Archbishop's Mitre

An example of a modern archbishop's mitre.

"In the Armenian Church priests and archdeacons, as well as the bishops, wear a mitre. That of the bishops is of the the Latin form, a custom dating from a grant of Pope Innocent II; that of the priests, the sagvahart is not unlike the Greek mitre." —Encyclopaedia Britannica

Mitre of Armenian Priest

"In the Armenian Church priests and archdeacons, as well as the bishops, wear a mitre. That of the bishops…

A mitre of Cardinal Vaughahan from the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster. The hat was worn by the cardinal during special ceremonies. The mitre is decorated with gold thread and jewels within flowers.

Mitre of Roman Catholic ArchBishop of Westminster Cardinal Vaughan

A mitre of Cardinal Vaughahan from the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster. The hat was worn by…

"The original form of the mitre was that of the early papal tiara, i.e. a somewhat high conical cap. The stages of its general development from this shape to the high double—horned modern mitre are clearly traceable though it is impossible exact distinguish them in point of date." —Encyclopaedia Britannica

Mitre Evolution from 11th Century to Present Day

"The original form of the mitre was that of the early papal tiara, i.e. a somewhat high conical cap.…

A decorated Greek Mitre from the Orthodox Eastern Church. The hat is worn by the bishops. Greeks Mitres is a closed crown with a circlet and arches, decorated with gold, jewels, and pictures and embroideries.

Decorated Greek Mitre

A decorated Greek Mitre from the Orthodox Eastern Church. The hat is worn by the bishops. Greeks Mitres…

"2 wheels revolving in contact, but in different planes, so as to transfer motion from one plane to another." — Williams, 1889

Mitre-wheels

"2 wheels revolving in contact, but in different planes, so as to transfer motion from one plane to…

"Noted for a very long proboscis, sometimes twice the length of the shell. The latter is turretted, smooth, white, and spotted with light red." — Goodrich, 1859

Bishop's mitre shell

"Noted for a very long proboscis, sometimes twice the length of the shell. The latter is turretted,…