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The Christ Child Pressing the Wine of the Eucharist

ca. 1500
South Netherlandish
Linen warp; wool, silk, and gilt weft yarns
Overall: 19 7/8 x 18 1/4in. (50.5 x 46.4cm) Framed: 22 1/16 x 21 x 2 1/2 in. (56 x 53.3 x 6.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: [over bands of inner border, up left, down right side]: PORREXIT MANVM SVAM IN LIBATIONEM/ ET LIBAVIT DE SANGVINE VVE [VUAE] ECCL CI C IP
Juana Queen of Spain(before 1555); Calatrava (Military Order) (mid-12th century); Benjamin Altman, New York
Göbel, Heinrich. Wandteppiche. 1. Teil, Die Niederlande. Vol. 1. Leipzig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1923. fig. 135.

Freeman, Margaret. The Unicorn Tapestries. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1976. pp. 126–27, fig. 157.

Cavallo, Adolfo S. Medieval Tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 22, pp. 334-341, fig. 120-124.

Boehm, Barbara Drake. "Textiles in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 53, no. 3 (Winter 1995-1996).

Descheemaeker Bernard. Plus Ultra: Masterpieces from the 16th and 17th century, a Selection of my Latest Acquisitions / Meesterwerken uit de 16de en 17de eeuw, een keuze uit mijn nieuwste aanwinsten. Catalogue, Vol. 13. Antwerp: Bernard Descheemaeker Works of Art, 2014. p. 6, fig. 1b.

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