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Altar hanging

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Item Information

Title:
Altar hanging
Description:
Metal and fabric thread brocade, metallic fringe with metal sequin and appliqued [orphey] on red velvet lined with silk or linen. Orphey is a cloudburst with swan feeding 3 cygnets.
Date:
[ca. 1500–1599]
Format:
Objects/Artifacts
Genre:
Religious articles
Location:
First Parish in Brookline
Collection (local):
First Parish in Brookline. Records, 1717-present
Extent:
1 item : antependium ; 46 x 178 cm
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Notes:
Per History of First Parish in Brookline Part II, this is "16th Century," given to Mr. [William] Sewall Cutler by a French priest in WWI. 18" W x 70" L. Other descriptive note found in the records indicates "15th century."
Notes (object):
Red velvet with metal brocade, trim, and sequins. Image of swan on cloudburst. Lined with red cotton or linen.
Accession #:
2012-014-002
Identifier:
Artifacts A-002