3 - 4 December 2002
A SWISS EMBROIDERED LINEN HANGING FRAGMENT,
depicting angels playing musical instruments within scrolling foliage
29in. (73.5cm.) high, 41in. (108cm.) wide
Sold The Leopold Ilkeé Collection, St. Gallen, 1917.
Acquired from Bernheimer, Cambridge in 1964.
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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Swiss Embroideries, 1965.
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