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Panel

Flemish or French
15th–16th century


Dimensions

12 x 35 cm (4 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: .35 x .12

Accession Number

08.413

Medium or Technique

Linen, silk and Wool; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The design of a figure of a bishop, holding a heart and a book, and standing in a niche with a round arch, is couched with white, green, blue and brown silk; red and black wool, and a silver thread made by winding linen thread with silvered gold beaters’ skin. A few threads of gold are made of metal and were probably added later. The figure of the bishop is applied.

Credit Line

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