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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.

Provenance

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

Flanders

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

39.590

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles