Altar Cloth

A work made of linen, plain weave; appliquéd vertical strips of plain weave; embroidered with silk floss in long-armed cross and back stitches and appliquéd lower border of plain weave; embellished with pulled thread work (with silk floss) in two-sided italian cross stitch and embroidered in back stitch; edged with silk, warp-faced plain weave with ground weft cut fringe.
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  • A work made of linen, plain weave; appliquéd vertical strips of plain weave; embroidered with silk floss in long-armed cross and back stitches and appliquéd lower border of plain weave; embellished with pulled thread work (with silk floss) in two-sided italian cross stitch and embroidered in back stitch; edged with silk, warp-faced plain weave with ground weft cut fringe.

Date:

17th century

Artist:

Italy

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Title

Altar Cloth

Origin

Italy

Date

1601–1700

Medium

Linen, plain weave; appliquéd vertical strips of plain weave; embroidered with silk floss in long-armed cross and back stitches and appliquéd lower border of plain weave; embellished with pulled thread work (with silk floss) in two-sided Italian cross stitch and embroidered in back stitch; edged with silk, warp-faced plain weave with ground weft cut fringe

Dimensions

91.2 x 298.4 cm (35 7/8 x 117 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Wood, Mrs. Bertha Palmer Thorne, Mrs. Rose Movius Palmer, and Mrs. Gordon Palmer

Reference Number

1969.191

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