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1937

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Altar Frontal (Spain), 16th century

This is a Altar frontal. It is dated 16th century and we acquired it in 1937. Its medium is silk, metallic thread, garnets and its technique is raised embroidery on cut velvet. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Elizabeth Cochran Bowen. It is credited Gift of Elizabeth Cochran Bowen.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 97.8 x 265.7 cm (38 1/2 in. x 8 ft. 8 5/8 in.)

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Altar Frontal (Spain), 16th century; silk, metallic thread, garnets; H x W x D: 97.8 x 265.7 cm (38 1/2 in. x 8 ft. 8 5/8 in.); Gift of Elizabeth Cochran Bowen; 1937-31-1

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