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A monstrance topped by a crucifix. Central feature the Paschal lamb encircled by an aureole with alternating flaming terminals plus six birds; flanked two confronted angels. Three cherubim at the base. The whole surrounded by dense floral volutes. Added borders on three edges on a scallop...

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1944, gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873 - d. 1957), Chicago, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 15, 1944)

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The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Portuguese, 18th century

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Silk and gilt metal thread embroidered on linen ground, silk ribbon trim, and cotton backing


Textiles and Fashion Arts