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The design of a figure of a bishop, holding a heart and a book, and standing in a niche with a round arch, is couched with white, green, blue and brown silk; red and black wool, and a silver thread made by winding linen thread with silvered gold beaters' skin. A few threads of gold are made of...

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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