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Flemish or French
15th–16th century


11.5 x 34.5 cm (4 1/2 x 13 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .345 x .115

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, silk and Wool; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



A saint dressed as a deacon, and holding in his hands a book, a stick, with a loop on each side, [inscription] in a niche with a round arch is couched with white, blue, brown, yellow and green silk, black and red 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 of the saint is applied.

Credit Line

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