Altar frontal

Italian
16th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

66.2 x 93 cm (26 1/16 x 36 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.2377

Medium or Technique

Silk and gold and silver metal embroidery

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Madonna surrounded by 12 apostles in architectural opening; bird in cloud above center; landscapes above sides. All-over embroidered with polychrome silk and gilt-silver yarns and wires. Top and bottom edges cut; architectural opening and bottom border added.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection