Cross, probably an orphrey

Probably German
Probably 16th century


51 x 126 cm (20 1/16 x 49 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.26 x .51

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Green silk ground, on which is couched with gold thread, blue, green, red and yellow silk and white satin, the figure of Christ on the Cross, God, the Father, a dove, the Virgin Mary and St. John. At the foot of the cross, a female saint, probably St. Gudule, carrying a book and the cross. At her feet is the devil. Above the figure of Christ are the letters H.I.R.I. Sewed on the back for stiffening was a fragment of paper on which was the date 1716.

Credit Line

Gift of James William Paige