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The design, a saint with a sword (St. Paul) standing in a niche, with a round arch, is couched with blue, brown and red silk, black and red wool and silver thread made by winding linen thread with silvered gold beaters' skin. The gold thread which is made with metal, was probably added later. ...

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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