Fragment: Tree of Jesse

Virgin and Child with Evangelists' symbols

Swiss
late 16th to early 17th century


Object Place: Switzerland

Dimensions

131 x 73 cm (51 9/16 x 28 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

64.1576

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Light brown and white linen threads, with touches of light blue, embroidered on undyed linen. Worked in seed, stem, and lace-like filling stiches. Tree of Jesse design: curling vine with blossoms of flowers on which the ancestors sit. Banners near figures give names. Jesse hangs from a banner in center which has an inscription on it. Left side of embroidery missing, a few brown stains but otherwise strong.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund