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:

1575/1600

Artist:

Spain

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Title

Altar Frontal Depicting Scenes from the Life of Christ

Origin

Seo de Urgel

Date

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 x 236 cm (42 x 92 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1944.623

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