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Italy or Spain

Altar Frontal, 17th/18th century

Linen, knotted square netting; embroidered with linen in cloth stitch (lacis); heading of bobbin-made cloth stitch tape; edged with linen in warp-faced plain weave extended weft, open warp uncut fringe
74 x 391.2 cm (29 1/8 x 154 in.)

Gift of Arthur MacDougall Wood, 1995.416

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