Communion cover from New North Church

German
18th century


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 330.2 x 177.8 cm (130 x 70 in.)

Accession Number

2005.315

Medium or Technique

Linen damask

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Natural linen damask communion cover with four scenes from the Passion of Christ: The Agony in the Garden, the Flagellation, the Crucifixion, and Resurrection; beneath each scene is a verse from the Bible written in German; lambs with foliate scrolls along the side borders; inscribed in the center “Presented by Deacon Joseph Kettell to the New North Church, 1812”

Provenance

Deacon Joseph Kettell before 1812; Presented to the New North Church, Boston in 1812; Deacon Robert Lash; Misses Lash; given to Reverend E.G. Porter; Donated to The Bostonian Society, 1885; Loaned to the MFA, 1972; Gift to the MFA, June 22, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of the Bostonian Society