Flemish or French
12 x 34.8 cm (4 3/4 x 13 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .348 x .12
Medium or Technique
Linen, silk and Wool; embroidery
Not On View
The design, a female saint, with a jar and book, (Mary Magdalen?) standing in a niche with a round arch, is couched with blue, white, red, yellow and green silk, red, brown and green wool and silver thread made by winding a linen thread with silvered gold beaters’ skin. The gold thread made with metal was probably added later. The figure of the saint is applied.
Gift of John Templeman Coolidge, Jr. and Otis Norcross Fund