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Medallion showing Saint Francis

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Medallion showing St. Francis. Polychrome silks and gilded yarns embroidered on coarse tabby-woven linen ground, except in flesh areas where ground is fine silk taffeta; long flat stitches, couching, and split stitch. Background resembles loose or nué technique. The Saint, in brown habit, with...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb in memory of their mother Mrs. Horatio Appleton Lamb

late 16th–early 17th century

Object Place

Italy (probably)

Dimensions

43.2 x 57.2 cm (17 x 22 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

58.1390

Medium or Technique

Linen ground with silk taffeta ground applied for flesh areas, with silk and gold metal wrapped thread embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles