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The Holy Family with the Infant Christ Pressing the Wine of the Eucharist

A work made of linen, wool, silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, slit tapestry weave.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of linen, wool, silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, slit tapestry weave.

Date:

1485/1525

Artist:

Southern Netherlands

About this artwork

With its focus on the infant Christ squeezing grapes to make the Eucharistic wine, this small tapestry probably decorated a private oratory. The outer border of flowers and fruit is a later addition and is less finely woven than the holy figures and the inner border of a single pansy and rosebud.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

The Holy Family with the Infant Christ Pressing the Wine of the Eucharist

Origin

Southern Netherlands

Date

Made 1485–1525

Medium

Linen, wool, silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, slit tapestry weave

Dimensions

75.6 × 68.2 cm (29 3/4 × 26 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1937.1097

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