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Front of corporal case or burse showing the Crucifixion

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Ground: dark red velvet. Design: Crucifixion embroidered on linen and appliquéd to velvet. Flesh worked in Gobelin filling stitch, garments and landscape in or nué, one small shrub in knot stitch.


1939, sold by Raphael Stora (b. 1888 - d. 1963; dealer), New York, to the MFA for $134. (Accession Date: June 8, 1939)

Credit Line

Textile Special Fund and Weld Collection

Italian, 16th century

Object Place



27.6 x 27.6 cm (10 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk velvet, appliquéd with linen embroidered with silk and metallic threads; reappliquéd at a later date


Textiles and Fashion Arts