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Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.


The design, a saint holding a chalice (St. John the Evangelist) standing in a niche, with a round arch, is couched with blue, white, red, yellow and green silk, red and black wool, and silver thread, made by winding linen thread with silvered-gold beaters' skin. The gold thread made with metal...

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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