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Altar Frontal

ca. 1500 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Embroidered altar frontal in two parts. With the Visitation and the Virgin Annunciate. Silk and metal thread.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Embroidered silk and metal thread
Brief Description
Embroidered altar frontal in two parts in silk, possibly made in England or Flanders, ca. 1500
Physical Description
Embroidered altar frontal in two parts. With the Visitation and the Virgin Annunciate. Silk and metal thread.
Dimensions
  • Maximum height: 29cm
  • Maximum width: 22.5cm
Object history
Purchased. Registered File number 1975/1547 and 1991/1995.

Previously on long loan to the Museum
Production
Flemish
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Browne, Clare; Davies, Glyn; Michael, M.A,English Medieval Embroidery: Opus Anglicanum,exhibition catalogue, London, Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 2016), pp.270-272.
Collection
Accession Number
T.37-1991

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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