Flemish or French
11.5 x 34.5 cm (4 1/2 x 13 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .345 x .115
Medium or Technique
Linen, silk and Wool; embroidery
Not On View
The design, a female saint, with a book, crown and sword, standing under a niche, with a curved arch, is couched with blue, white, brown, yellow and green silk, black, red and blue wool and silver thread made by winding linen thread with silvered-gold beaters’ skin. The gold thread made with metal was probably added later. The figure is applied.
Gift of John Templeman Coolidge, Jr. and Otis Norcross Fund