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Altar frontal

Probably Spanish
17th?–18th century


57 x 158 cm (22 7/16 x 62 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.58 x .57

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White satin ground, the design of a vase of lilies and carnations, scrolls, birds and conventional leaf and flower forms, is worked in various stitches and with blue, red, violet, yellow, green, black and white silk and gold thread. On the vase is the Virgin’s monogram, A.M. surrounded by a crown and cross.

Credit Line

Gift of James William Paige