Nov 3, 2014
Nov 3, 2014
Nov 3, 2014
Nov 3, 2014

Panel, Probably from a Christening Mantle

Panel, Probably from a Christening Mantle

late 1500s

Silk, gold thread; embroidery: couching, stem, long, and short stitches

Overall: 50 x 204.6 cm (19 11/16 x 80 9/16 in.); Mounted: 62.2 x 216.5 cm (24 1/2 x 85 1/4 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1994.155

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Description

This panel is likely from a christening mantle, a decorative shawl or cape worn during the
procession at a christening. This example features radiant gold thread enhanced with eight vibrant
colors of shiny silk thread that create a delicate
pattern of blossoms issuing from ornate stems.
The decoration forms the main field and two end
sections bordered by foliate motifs.

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