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Pall

  • Place of origin:

    Brittany (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Blue cotton embroidery on linen.

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Sir William Lawrence

  • Museum number:

    T.136-1929

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Blue cotton thread embroidery, partly in chain and cross stitches, on linen. Horizontal pattern depicting rows of monstrances between tall candlesticks, altar crosses, and cherubim, skulls and crossbones, birds, and the letters I.H.S. At each end are six narrow woven stripes in blue and all round is a knotted fringe of white cotton. The embroidery is of a "primitive peasant character".

Place of Origin

Brittany (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Blue cotton embroidery on linen.

Marks and inscriptions

'I.H.S.'

'I.E.F.R.'
Description notes these initials are "in one part" but does not specify which part.

Dimensions

Length: 80 in, Width: 37 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1929/8754

Descriptive line

Blue cotton thread embroidery on linen; Breton; 19th century

Materials

Linen; Cotton thread

Techniques

Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Birds; Monstrances; Death; Candlesticks; Cross; Skull (skeleton component); Cross bones

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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