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Altar Back, 19th century

Embroidered in silver and gold metal wrapped fiber cord, silver frisé, silk floss, silk plain weave fabric for appliqué, twisted silk (2-ply), lining "silver purl" silver "plate", cord; couching in pattern over cord, couching; satin, long and short, stem, and couched filling stitches; French knot
36.9 x 206.7 cm (14 1/2 x 81 3/8 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection, 1938.190

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