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Embroidered Italian altar cloth

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Italian, early 18th century Altar cloth. Fine white linen ground, pieced in several places, embroidered with fine white linen thread in button hole, stem and chain stitches and a variety of openwork stitches. Borders show rows of birds, animals and flowers. A circular medallion in center...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William B. Goodwin

Italian, Early 18th century

Object Place



78 x 437 cm (30 11/16 x 172 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts