Shield from a Cope, late 15th/early 16th Century

  • Flemish

Silk and metallic thread on linen plain weave.

  • Framed: Overall: 25 1/2 × 22 inches (64.8 × 55.9 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund

61.2.A

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Christianity

Provenance

Duke of Arenberg, Brussels; Rosenberg & Stiebel (dealer), New York

Published References

P. Barnet., Clothed in Majesty: European Ecclesiastical Textiles from the Detroit Institute of Arts, exh. cat. 1991, no. 15, pp. 28-29 Farcy, L., La Broderie du XIe siècle jusqu'à nos jours, Angers: Belhomme, 1890-1919, vol. 3, pl. 221, p. 158 Weibel, A. C., "Flemish Orphreys on a Cope," Bulletin of the DIA, no. 22 Detroit Institute of Arts, Embroideries and Lace Exhibition, October-December, 1981 Nichols, ann Eljenholm, Seeable Signs: the Iconagraphy of the Seven Sacraments 1350-1544, Woodbridge (The Boydell Press), 1994, pp. 40, 142-43

Rights Status

Flemish, Shield from a Cope, late 15th/early 16th Century, silk and metallic thread on linen plain weave.. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund, 61.2.A.