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Panel

Flemish or French
15th–16th century


Dimensions

12 x 36.5 cm (4 3/4 x 14 3/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .365 x .12

Accession Number

08.414

Medium or Technique

Linen, silk and Wool; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The design, a saint holding a chalice (St. John the Evangelist) standing in a niche, with a round arch, is couched with blue, white, red, yellow and green silk, red and black wool, and silver thread, made by winding linen thread with silvered-gold beaters’ skin. The gold thread made with metal was probably added later. The figure of the saint is applied.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge, Jr. and Otis Norcross Fund