Artist Swiss
  • Altar Cloth
Date 1551
Medium embroidery: linen on linen plain weave
Dimensions Overall: 15 3/4 × 44 1/2 inches (40 × 113 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, William C. Yawkey Fund
Accession Number 48.130
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Marks Marked, label on reverse of lower right corner: SAMMLUNG | Leopold Ikle 271.
Inscriptions Inscribed, within wreath: 1551.
Leopold Iklé (St. Gall, Switzerland);
by descent, F.C. Iklé (Chicago, Illinois, USA);
1948-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Zunfthaus zur Meise, Zurich, Sammlungb Leopols Ikle. St. Gallen: Textilen, 1923, sales cat., no. 271, p. 31.

The Magic of Fibers. Exh. cat., Grand Rapids Art Museum. 1970.

Barnet, P. Clothed in Majesty: European Ecclesiastical Textiles from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, 1991, no. 20, p. 35.