Artist Swiss
  • Altar Cover
Date 1546
Medium Embroidery: linen on linen plain weave.
Dimensions 68 3/4 x 62 1/4 in.
174.6 x 158.1 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Accession Number 24.70
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Inscriptions Around the Lamb of God: 1546 DAS IST DAS LAM GOTTES WELCHES HINMIT DIE SIND DER WELT, "This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world."
Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, New York
W. Valentiner, "Embroidered Altar Cover," Bulletin of the DIA 6, no. 3, 1924, p. 28

P. Barnet., Clothed in Majesty: European Ecclesiastical Textiles from the Detroit Institute of Arts, exh. cat. 1991, no. 19, p. 34

Detroit Institute of Arts, Textile Masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts, checklist no. 25