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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)


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

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts