Flemish or French
12 x 35 cm (4 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: .35 x .12
Medium or Technique
Linen, silk and Wool; embroidery
Not On View
The design of a figure of a bishop, holding a heart and a book, and standing in a niche with a round arch, is couched with white, green, blue and brown silk; red and black wool, and a silver thread made by winding linen thread with silvered gold beaters’ skin. A few threads of gold are made of metal and were probably added later. The figure of the bishop is applied.
Gift of John Templeman Coolidge, Jr. and Otis Norcross Fund