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Panel of embroidery

Italian
16th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

31.7 x 28.4 cm (12 1/2 x 11 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.133

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular linen panel, embroidered with polychrome silks, gold and silver thread and gilt coiled wire in satin, split and couching stitches. The flesh parts of the figures and the narrow border are of applied yellowish beige satin. Central panel shows St. Anthony kneeling in a landscape, holding the Christ child, attended by two putti; above, in a cloud-bordered aura appear the Virgin and three cherubs. In the border a flowering vine with gold leaves and red-and-white, yellow and gold blossoms. Very much worn; small holes and stains. Silver thread and gilt wire tarnished.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles Pease