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Ecclesiastical embroidery

Appliqué embroidered angel, probably from an ecclesiastical vestment. Embroidered on linen grond with gold and silk threads in yellow, green, beige, white and black. Appliqued to wine-colored voided velvet. Cherubim stands on a flaming wheel and holds a scroll. Some silks gone in small areas....

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Bequest of Helen S. Coolidge

English, about 1500

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Medium or Technique

Linen, Appliqué embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts