early 16th century orphrey band

early 16th century orphrey band



An orphrey band
First quarter of the 16th century
Possibly Spanish or Italian
Consisting of two joined sections. The upper section with an unidentified Saint, possibly St. Paul, holding a book, above St. John the Evangelist holding a serpent in a chalice; the lower section with the Virgin and Child above an unidentified saint, possibly St Bartholomew, holding a cleaver, and another saint, possibly St. Boniface, holding a book pierced by a sword(?).
Worked in couched and embroidered silk and metal thread on a ground of linen.
With losses to the silk and wear to the metal thread.
Now mounted and framed.



Height 221 cm / 87 "
Width 42 cm / 16 "