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Panel

Figure and Lion of St. Mark (fragment)

Swiss
dated 1607


Object Place: Switzerland

Dimensions

172 x 137 cm (67 11/16 x 53 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.1580

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Brown, gray and white linen threads embroidered on undyed linen ground fabric. Ground made up of threee pieces of linen seamed together. Central medallion shows Virgin and Child. Medallions in corner show four evangelists: S MARCVS as winged lion, S MATHVS as an angel, S IOHANES as a winged eagle, and S LVCAS as winged bull. Floral motifs encircel evangelist medallions. Worked in a variety of laid work and lace-like filling stitches.

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund