Fragment of an ecclesiastical vestment or altarcloth

English
1475–1500


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 72.2 x 29.8 cm (28 7/16 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

51.1726

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with appliqués of linen embroidered with silk and metallic threads and spangles

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Embroidery. Two large motifs: Winged angel figure holds opened scroll and standing on a wheel; large stylized flower. Red velvet background. Embroidery in gilt metallic yarns and silk (green, black, yellow). Fragment of ecclesiastical vestment or altar hanging.

Provenance

By about 1925, Adolph Loewi, Venice and Los Angeles [see note 1]; 1951; sold by Loewi to the MFA for $380. (Accession Date: September 13, 1951)

NOTES:
[1] Dr. Emil Pollak had one-half interest in this textile.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund