Embroidered Textile with Three Saints

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One saint wears a pallium over a chasuble, a style of dress that suggests a dating between the eleventh and the twelfth centuries. He is otherwise not vested as an ecclesiastic; the embroidery may therefore have originated outside Europe, possibly at a Coptic community in Egypt. On the other hand, the technique and the architecture, which have something in common with Carolingian art, may suggest a European origin.

Embroidered Textile with Three Saints, Cotton; embroidered in gold wrapped thread and silk

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