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Altar cover

Italian
16th–17th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

88 x 190.5 cm (34 5/8 x 75 in.)

Accession Number

50.3192

Medium or Technique

Linen, lace; point, reticella, punto reale, punto riccio

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen with all-over design of squares cut out with reticella filling, framed by angular vines worked in linen (punto reale and punto riccio), edged on three sides with points of reticella, the points worked on bobbin braid foundation. Design across ends does not match design across bottom. One bobbin point in lower left corner. Frail, linen browned in places.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Frances Morris