Orphrey, 15th century

  • Flemish

Silk and metallic thread on linen plain weave, embroidery

  • Overall: 10 1/8 × 8 3/4 inches (25.7 × 22.2 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Octavia W. Bates Fund and William Yawkey Fund

60.45

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

Inscribed, above appropriate saint: S. AUGUST, S. MONICA [difficult to decipher].

(Jacob Hirsch, New York, New York, USA)

(Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles, California, USA)

1960-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Barnet, P. Clothed in Majesty: European Ecclesiastical Textiles from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, 1991, no. 13, p. 25. Weibel, A. C. "A Flemish Embroidery," Bulletin of the DIA 40, no. 1 (1960-61): pp. 14-15. Magic of Fibers. Exh. cat., Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1970.

Flemish, Orphrey, 15th century, silk and metallic thread on linen plain weave, embroidery. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Octavia W. Bates Fund and William Yawkey Fund, 60.45.