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The design of a female saint standing in a niche, with a round arch, is couched with blue, white, brown, green and yellow silk, red and black wool, and thread with silvered gold beaters' skin. The gold thread made of metal was probably added later. The figure of the saint is applied.

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

Wool and Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts