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Altar frontal (paliotto, antependium)
Altar frontal (paliotto, antependium)
Date:
ca. 1725–1730
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Linen, Silk, Metallic Threads; Embroidery (satin And Laid Stitches With Cotton Padding)
Dimensions:
38 3/4 x 82 3/4 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
78.46
Acquisition Date:
1978-08-01
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, C. Barry Randall Bequest Fund

Exhibition History:

Recent Acquisitions, 1981
Embroidered for the Church, 1989-91(2 rotations)
Beauty, Power, and Prestige: Textiles and Costume from the Permanent Collection- New DeYoung opening, 10/05

Oppulent, all-over embroidery in polychrome silk and several types of gold and silver metallic threads. The background of the pattern is embroidered throughout with silver thread in zig-zag pattern imitating a reverse twill(satin stitch with lamella gold work and raised gold work over cotton padding, on a laid silver work ground) Inscribed in 18th c. script, rt. interior broder:"Giovanna Cadida/Per la Mad' de Neve". On the left interior border:"Candida/San.ta Maria Della Neve"