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A work made of silk, satin weave over linen, plain weave; lined with silk in plain weave; moiré; braid in gilt over silk and yellow silk (gold fringe - twisted threads, gilt over core); embroidered in silk floss, silver and gilt over silk core with satin, (flat), long and short, stem (outline) stitches; couching and some underside couching.
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  • A work made of silk, satin weave over linen, plain weave; lined with silk in plain weave; moiré; braid in gilt over silk and yellow silk (gold fringe - twisted threads, gilt over core); embroidered in silk floss, silver and gilt over silk core with satin, (flat), long and short, stem (outline) stitches; couching and some underside couching.

Date:

19th century

Artist:

Italy

About this artwork

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Department

Textiles

Title

Altar Frontal

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1801–1900

Medium

Silk, satin weave over linen, plain weave; lined with silk in plain weave; moiré; braid in gilt over silk and yellow silk (gold fringe - twisted threads, gilt over core); embroidered in silk floss, silver and gilt over silk core with satin, (flat), long and short, stem (outline) stitches; couching and some underside couching

Dimensions

108.3 × 207.6 cm (42 5/8 × 81 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. J. Ogden Armour

Reference Number

1929.283

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