Flemish or French
12 x 36 cm (4 3/4 x 14 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .36 x .12
Medium or Technique
Linen, silk and Wool; embroidery
Not On View
The design, a deacon with a heart in his hand and standing in a niche with a round arch couched with blue, green, white and brown silk, red and black wool and silver thread, made by winding linen thread with silvered gold beaters’ skin. The gold thread which is made with metal was probably added later. The figure of the deacon is applied.
Gift of John Templeman Coolidge, Jr. and Otis Norcross Fund