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Altar frontal

Probably French or Italian
Late 17th–early 18th century


100 x 323 cm (39 3/8 x 127 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 3.23 x 1.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; brocade

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



The ground is of corded white silk. The design of baskets containing large bunches of symmetrically arranged flowers and fruit, separate sprays of flowers and ribbons, is woven with gold, pink, violet, green, white, blue and black silk. Trimmed with gold gimp. Lined with heavy linen. Much worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection