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Flemish or French
15th–16th century


12 x 35 cm (4 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: .35 x .12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, silk and Wool; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge, Jr. and Otis Norcross Fund