Altar Frontal

A work made of linen, wool, and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk, slit and dovetailed tapestry weave; embroidered with silk in back and split stitches.
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  • A work made of linen, wool, and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk, slit and dovetailed tapestry weave; embroidered with silk in back and split stitches.

Date:

c. 1450

Artist:

Germany, probably Middle Rhine region

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Title

Altar Frontal

Origin

Germany

Date

1425–1475

Medium

Linen, wool, and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk, slit and dovetailed tapestry weave; embroidered with silk in back and split stitches

Dimensions

195.9 x 93.7 cm (77 1/8 x 36 7/8 in.) (visible tapestry within the frame)

Credit Line

Grace R. Smith Textile Endowment; partial gift of S. Franses Ltd. in honor of Christa C. Mayer Thurman's contributions to the field of tapestry; restricted gift of the Textile Society

Reference Number

2009.50

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