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Altar frontal or valance

Applique. Lambrequin. Cloth of silver on which are applied three large conventional forms of cloth of gold. Most of the metal is worn off, leaving the gray and yellow cotton foundation. Trimmed with gimp and gold fringe.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Probably Spanish, Probably 18th century

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Medium or Technique

Embroidered cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts