Embroidered Italian altar cloth

Italian
Early 18th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

78 x 437 cm (30 11/16 x 172 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.272

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Italian, early 18th century Altar cloth. Fine white linen ground, pieced in several places, embroidered with fine white linen thread in button hole, stem and chain stitches and a variety of openwork stitches. Borders show rows of birds, animals and flowers. A circular medallion in center containing IHS, with cross and three nails, surrounded by a burst of rays and pinks. Narrow scalloped bobbin lace edging all around. A number of small darned places.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William B. Goodwin