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Figure of St. John the Evangelist

Cut-out figure, embroiderd with polychrome silks (predominantly yellow and green) and gilded yarns, in split, stem, and flat stitches, with some or nué and couching. The Saint holds a chalice containing a serpant in his left hand; the right hand is raised in blessing. Right foot worn. Lined with...

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Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

Italian, 16th century

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Silks, embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts