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Altar frontal: T.2-1939

Object information

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Velvet altar frontal composed of sections of red velvet upon a cloth of gold ground enriched by a gold fringe.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs F.H. Cook

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-03-08) by Cook, F. H., Mrs


Mid 15th century
Production date: circa AD 1450

Materials used in production

possibly Linen Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Velvet, red velvet upon a cloth of gold ground enriched by a gold fringe.

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.2-1939
Primary reference Number: 110960
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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