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Altar frontal

Probably Spanish


91 x 136 cm (35 13/16 x 53 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.36 x .91

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The ground is of red satin. The design of the main field consists of rows of single deeply indented leaf-like forms separated by rows of simple leaf-like forms worked with blue silk and outlined with yellow cord. On three sides is a deep border with two narrow guard bands, the designs of which are couched with yellow cord. The red satin of the border was apparently covered originally with fine white threads. Trimmed with red and yellow fringe. Lined with heavy natural colored linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection