Ecclesiastical embroidery

English
about 1500


Object Place: England

Dimensions

23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

63.179

Medium or Technique

Linen, Appliqué embroidery

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Appliqué embroidered angel, probably from an ecclesiastical vestment. Embroidered on linen grond with gold and silk threads in yellow, green, beige, white and black. Appliqued to wine-colored voided velvet. Cherubim stands on a flaming wheel and holds a scroll. Some silks gone in small areas. Colors bright. Lining and braid later additions.

Credit Line

Bequest of Helen S. Coolidge