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The design, a female saint, with a jar and book, (Mary Magdalen?) standing in a niche with a round arch, is couched with blue, white, red, yellow and green silk, red, brown and green wool and silver thread made by winding a linen thread with silvered gold beaters' skin. The gold thread made...

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Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge, Jr. and Otis Norcross Fund

Flemish or French, 15th–16th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen, silk and Wool; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts