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Alter frontal

A godrooned urn containing a floral spray within a rectangular band. Border of floral volutes. Polychrome silk yarns on a linen ground. Tape outer border. Condition cood but worn in some areas

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Italian, probably 17th century

Object Place

Italy (?)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk embroidery on linen, gilt metal and silk trim, and silk satin backing


Textiles and Fashion Arts