Antependium, the Three Theological Virtures (Faith, Charity, Hope), between 1550 and 1600

  • Flemish

Wool and silk

  • Framed: Overall: 44 3/4 × 104 inches (113.7 × 264.2 cm)

Gift of K. T. Keller

46.325

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Allegory
  • Flemish
  • Children (people by age group)
  • Women
  • Tapestry
  • Wool (hair)
  • Silk (fiber)
  • Trees
  • Figures (representations)
  • Landscape (representation)
  • Ornamental motifs
  • Flanders

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, below the dove, the Tetragrammaton composed of four Hebrew letters, transliterated: JHVH [Yahweh]

Provenance

until 1946, K. T. Keller [1885-1966] (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1946-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Barnet, P. Clothed in Majesty: European Ecclesiastical Textiles from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, 1991, no. 22, p. 37. Woven Splendor: Five Centuries of European Tapestry at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, 1996, checklist p. 73.

Rights Status

Flemish, Antependium, the Three Theological Virtures (Faith, Charity, Hope), between 1550 and 1600, wool and silk. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of K. T. Keller, 46.325.