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Collection of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Fragments, 15th–16th century

type: Fragments

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A group of embroidery fragments that have been applied to a dark red-violet velvet. Velvet is probably Spanish and dates to the 17th century. Embroideries were removed from a much earlier altar frontal. Fragments show the central tabernacle with the enthroned Virgin and child. Right and left kneeling angels hold musical instruments. Remaining angels have censers.

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Donor
John Pierpont Morgan

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Textiles

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