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Communion cover from New North Church

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Natural linen damask communion cover with four scenes from the Passion of Christ: The Agony in the Garden, the Flagellation, the Crucifixion, and Resurrection; beneath each scene is a verse from the Bible written in German; lambs with foliate scrolls along the side borders; inscribed in the...

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Deacon Joseph Kettell before 1812; Presented to the New North Church, Boston in 1812; Deacon Robert Lash; Misses Lash; given to Reverend E.G. Porter; Donated to The Bostonian Society, 1885; Loaned to the MFA, 1972; Gift to the MFA, June 22, 2005

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Gift of the Bostonian Society

German, 18th century

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Overall: 330.2 x 177.8 cm (130 x 70 in.)

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Linen damask


Textiles and Fashion Arts