The Adoration of the Magi

Date: late 14th century
Culture: Italian
Medium: Linen and cotton plain weave underlaid with linen plain weave and embroidered with silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in bullion, split, and stem stitches, laid work, couching, and couching padded with cotton (couched with linen). Underdrawing and wash in sepia ink. Edging: hemp plain weave
Dimensions: 11 7/8 x 17 5/16 in. (30.1 x 44cm) edging width: 5/16 - 5/8 in. (0.8 - 1.6 cm)
Classification: Textiles-Ecclesiastical
Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number: 1975.1.1781

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