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Museum purchase, C. Barry Randall Bequest Fund
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"