About This Artwork

Switzerland

Panel (Judith with the head of Holofernes, Possbily from an Altar Frontal), c. 1590

Linen, plain weave; embroidered with silk, linen, and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped linen in back, a variety of buttonhole, chain, square chain, cross, long-armed cross, eyelet, herring bone, threaded herringbone, knotted, interlocking lace, overcast, running, double running, satin, and stem stitches; couching; edged with linen and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped linen bobbin lace
51 x 99.1 cm (20 x 39 in.)

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1895.148




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