Coarse cream-colored linen square from an altar frontal embroidered in silk. Design is the Crucifixion with the figures of St. John on one side and Mary with a sword at her breast on the other. Both figures clad in long straight robes which are embroidered in simple geometric patterns indicating textile designs. The figure of Christ on the cross shows bowed head, blood dripping from hands, three red cuts across the body, feet crossed, and nail pierces the feet. Face of Christ appears to be rewor
Random spot sampler, detached motifs embroidered with colored silks and metallic thread in interlacing and geometric designs. This sampler is medium: silk and metallic thread embroidery, linen foundation technique: embroidery. Its dimensions are: 50 x 26.5 cm (19 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.). This sampler is from United Kingdom and dated "17th century".