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Altar Frontal Depicting Scenes from the Life of Christ

A work made of silk, warp-float faced broken warp chevron twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; appliquéd with linen, plain weave, silk and gilt and silvered wire, plain weave with twill interlacing of secondary binding warps and patterning wefts; silk and silvered wire, twill weave; embroidered with silk, gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk and gilt and silvered wire in overcast, satin, padded satin, split, and stem stitches; laid work, couching, and padded couching; semi-precious stones; edged with woven fringes.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced broken warp chevron twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; appliquéd with linen, plain weave, silk and gilt and silvered wire, plain weave with twill interlacing of secondary binding warps and patterning wefts; silk and silvered wire, twill weave; embroidered with silk, gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk and gilt and silvered wire in overcast, satin, padded satin, split, and stem stitches; laid work, couching, and padded couching; semi-precious stones; edged with woven fringes.

Date:

Late 16th century

Artist:

Made for the Cathedral Seo de Urgel
Lèrida Provence, Spain

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Altar Frontal Depicting Scenes from the Life of Christ

Place

Seo de Urgel (Object made in)

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Made 1575–1600

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced broken warp chevron twill weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; appliquéd with linen, plain weave, silk and gilt and silvered wire, plain weave with twill interlacing of secondary binding warps and patterning wefts; silk and silvered wire, twill weave; embroidered with silk, gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk and gilt and silvered wire in overcast, satin, padded satin, split, and stem stitches; laid work, couching, and padded couching; semi-precious stones; edged with woven fringes

Dimensions

106.7 × 236 cm (42 × 92 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Chauncey McCormick and Mrs. Richard Ely Danielson

Reference Number

1944.623

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