The Birth of John the Baptist

Designer:
Design attributed to Benozzo Gozzoli (Benozzo di Lese di Sandro) (Italian, Florence ca. 1420–1497 Pistoia)
Date:
1460–80
Culture:
Italian, probably Florence
Medium:
Or nué embroidery of silk and metal thread
Dimensions:
H. 12 3/4 x W. 19 1/2 inches (32.4 x 49.5 cm)
Classifications:
Textiles-Embroidered, Textiles-Ecclesiastical
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.1381
Not on view
This embroidered panel, called an apparel, was part of the decoration of a priest’s dalmatic. Or nué refers to the technique of embroidering colored silk threads over metal threads.
Irwin Untermyer (by 1960–64; to MMA)