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Cloth

  • Place of origin:

    Southern Netherlands (Probably made at Kortrijk, made)
    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1580-1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen damask

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Lilian Elkins

  • Museum number:

    T.74-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cloth of linen damask, woven with a design of the Immaculate Conception and Incarnation.

From top to bottom :
Gideon kneeling by the fleece with a nearby inscription, figures in point repeat separated by a plant bearing three roses with a nearby inscription, an inscribed fountain, the Virgin with a unicorn resting its forefeet in her lap with a nearby inscription, a marked gate before which stands Gabriel blowing a horn with seven hounds and seven nearby inscriptions, Moses removing his shoes before the burning bush and an inscribed star.

The scene with Gideon starts again at the bottom of the cloth. The cloth is complete between selvedges, with chequer board edges outside a narrow double border of floral meander. Satin of 5.
859-1907 shows a large part of this design, with small variations in the inscriptions.

Place of Origin

Southern Netherlands (Probably made at Kortrijk, made)
France (possibly, made)

Date

1580-1620 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Linen damask

Marks and inscriptions

'GIDEON'
Inscription near scene with Gideon

'ROSAM JERICO'
Inscription near scene with roses

'FONS SIGNATUS'
Inscribed fountain

'MAR'
Inscription near scene of Virgin with unicorn

'PORTA CLAUSA'
Marked gate

'FIDES'
Inscription near scene with hounds

'SPES'
Inscription near scene with hounds

'CHARITAS'
Inscription near scene with hounds

'JUSTICIA'
Inscription near scene with hounds

'TE[M]PERA[N]'
Inscription near scene with hounds

'TIA'
Inscription near scene with hounds

'PRUDE[N]TIA'
Inscription near scene with hounds

'MAGNA'
Inscription near scene with hounds

'[NIM]ITAS'
Inscription near scene with hounds

'STELLA MARIS'
Inscribed star

Dimensions

Height: 71.5 in, Width: 84 in

Descriptive line

Cloth, linen damask, probably Southern Netherlands, 1580-1620

Materials

Linen

Categories

Ecclesiastical textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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