Part of an Antependium (Depicting The Last Supper)

A work made of linen, plain weave; embroidered with linen and silk in pulled thread work in chained border, overcast, and two-sided italian cross stitches; embroidered in satin, single satin, stem, and stem filling stitches; couching; edged with silk, plain weave tape.
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  • A work made of linen, plain weave; embroidered with linen and silk in pulled thread work in chained border, overcast, and two-sided italian cross stitches; embroidered in satin, single satin, stem, and stem filling stitches; couching; edged with silk, plain weave tape.

Date:

1300/10

Artist:

Germany

About this artwork

The earliest piece of German needlework in the Art Institute's collection is a square portraying that Last Supper. The piece belongs to a group of embroideries which were executed in convents in Souther Lower- Saxony, form the late thirteenth through the fifteenth century.

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Title

Part of an Antependium (Depicting The Last Supper)

Origin

Germany

Date

1300–1310

Medium

Linen, plain weave; embroidered with linen and silk in pulled thread work in chained border, overcast, and two-sided Italian cross stitches; embroidered in satin, single satin, stem, and stem filling stitches; couching; edged with silk, plain weave tape

Dimensions

38.3 x 39.4 cm (15 1/8 x 15 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Art Institute of Chicago Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1907.765

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