Ecclesiastical embroidery

English
About 1500


Object Place: England

Dimensions

26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

63.180

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Applique embroidered angel, probably from an ecclesiastical vestment. Embroidered on linen ground with gold and silk threads in yellow, green, beige, white and blak. 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