FROM THE SAINTE CHAPELLE, PARIS
about 1380-1390 Paris
Musee de cluny Height: about 40 cm.
the front, the Nativity, Crucifixion, John the Baptist
and a Bishop Saint. On the back, the Adoration of the
Magi, Annunciation, Saints Denis and Catherine. On the
lappets, the Virgin and Child with a kneeling bishop
as donor. White silk taffeta, with linen lining. Gold
thread; silk in pink, white and green. Seed pearls.
The figures are worked in relief over a linen foundation,
and applied. Gold embroidery in couched work, with black
chain stitches indicating the folds. Faces, hands and
parts of the draperies in very fine chain stitch; hair
partly in knot stitch. The embroidery representing the
ground beneath the figures is worked in or nue'; architectural
parts worked in metal thread in relief.