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Spanish or Sardinian
18th–19th century

Object Place: Spain or Sardinia


56 x 342 cm (22 1/16 x 134 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton lace

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Draw-work. Various biblical scenes: (center) the crucifixion; (left), Christ and St. Peter, and angel, the sacrifice of Isaac; (right), St. Mark the Evangelist, the Virgin Mary (?), Christ at the well. Each scene is bordered by vertical bands of geometric designs. White, brown and yellow linen plus white cotton yarns. Blue cotton and white linen fringe on three sides. An unpatterned cotton strip runs along the top edge. Good condition.


Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, February 15, 1943.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection