Altar Frontal

A work made of bands of linen, plain weave; linen, plain weave; pulled thread work; embroidered with silk in back, four-sided, overcast, running, single faggot, and two-sided italian cross stitches; and linen, plain weave; pulled thread work; embroidered with linen in russian overcast and cloth stitches; edged with linen and silk, plain weave extended weft uncut fringe and silk, buttonhole loops and bullion picots.
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  • A work made of bands of linen, plain weave; linen, plain weave; pulled thread work; embroidered with silk in back, four-sided, overcast, running, single faggot, and two-sided italian cross stitches; and linen, plain weave; pulled thread work; embroidered with linen in russian overcast and cloth stitches; edged with linen and silk, plain weave extended weft uncut fringe and silk, buttonhole loops and bullion picots.

Date:

Late 16th century

Artist:

Italy

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Title

Altar Frontal

Origin

Italy

Date

1575–1600

Medium

Bands of linen, plain weave; linen, plain weave; pulled thread work; embroidered with silk in back, four-sided, overcast, running, single faggot, and two-sided Italian cross stitches; and linen, plain weave; pulled thread work; embroidered with linen in Russian overcast and cloth stitches; edged with linen and silk, plain weave extended weft uncut fringe and silk, buttonhole loops and bullion picots

Dimensions

99.1 x 208.9 cm (39 x 82 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Grace R. Smith Textile Endowment

Reference Number

1998.531

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