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Figure of St. John the Evangelist

Italian
16th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

28.3 cm (11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.434

Medium or Technique

Silks, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Cut-out figure, embroiderd with polychrome silks (predominantly yellow and green) and gilded yarns, in split, stem, and flat stitches, with some or nué and couching. The Saint holds a chalice containing a serpant in his left hand; the right hand is raised in blessing. Right foot worn. Lined with pinkish tan linen.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb