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The design, a deacon with a heart in his hand and standing in a niche with a round arch couched with blue, green, white and brown silk, red and black wool and silver thread, made by winding linen thread with silvered gold beaters' skin. The gold thread which is made with metal was probably...

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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