Embroidered altar-frontal by Unknown Artist

Venetian altar-frontal embroidered with the Coronation of the Virgin with 12 angels in centre and the saints to either side.

Details

Medium:
Silk & gold thread
Dimensions:
113 x 52 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £8,000)
Acquired in:
1964
Vendor:
Bernheimer, Munich

On the reverse; S.S.Querinus, Peter, John the Evangelist, John the Baptist, Paul, and Gaudentius.

Provenance

Sold in 1930 from the 12th century cathedral of Krk, formerly Veglia, near the Italian-Yugoslav frontier, the iconography suggests it was for the high altar there.

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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