Opus Anglicanum by Unknown Artist

A band of linen embroidered with gilt thread and coloured silks.

Details

Medium:
Embroidered linen with gilt threads & silk
Dimensions:
21 x 144 cm
Art Fund grant:
£250 ( Total: £1,000)
Acquired in:
1956
Vendor:
Hewitt's

Two pieces joined, perhaps part of the upper frontal for an altar. Includes a horizontal row of 8 figures and grotesque foliated human masks with 6 saints, Christ and the Virgin and Child.

Venue details

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