Altar Cloth, 1551

  • Swiss

Embroidery: linen on linen plain weave

  • Overall: 15 3/4 × 44 1/2 inches (40 × 113 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, William C. Yawkey Fund


Marked, label on reverse of lower right corner: SAMMLUNG | Leopold Ikle 271.

Inscribed, within wreath: 1551.

Leopold Iklé (St. Gall, Switzerland)

by descent, F.C. Iklé (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

1948-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Zunfthaus zur Meise, Zurich, Sammlungb Leopols Ikle. St. Gallen: Textilen, 1923, sales cat., no. 271, p. 31. The Magic of Fibers. Exh. cat., Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1970. Barnet, P. Clothed in Majesty: European Ecclesiastical Textiles from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, 1991, no. 20, p. 35.

Swiss, Altar Cloth, 1551, embroidery: linen on linen plain weave. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, William C. Yawkey Fund, 48.130.