Flemish or French
12 x 37 cm (4 3/4 x 14 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .37 x .12
Medium or Technique
Linen, silk and Wool; embroidery
Not On View
The design, a saint with a palm or stick and beard, standing in a niche, with a round arch, is couched with blue, white, brown, green and yellow silk, black and red wool, and silver thread, made by winding linen thread with silvered-gold beaters’ skin. The gold thread which was made with metal was probably added later. The figure is applied.
Gift of John Templeman Coolidge, Jr. and Otis Norcross Fund