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Altar carpet

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Red and brown altar carpet with Gothic revival patterning with repeated designs of Byzantine cross (with four equal sides) and crown of thorns.

Provenance

1996, purchased by Thomi and Junnaa Wroblewski, London at Bonhams auction, London; purchased from the Wroblewskis by the MFA (Accession date: January 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds by exchange from the Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Rug

English, about 1865

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Length x width: 294.6 x 127 cm (116 x 50 in.)

Accession Number

2010.23

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave (?) (triple woven)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles