Altar Cloth: Fragment of an Antependium: Cherubs and Madonna and Child in Mandorla

Unknown Italian, Italian


16th century

Silk brocade

Overall: 9 × 26 3/4 in. (22.9 × 68 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund



Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area

Decorative Arts

Textiles and Costumes

Not on view


Not signed.

Course History

ITAL 14, Introduction to Italian Culture, Tania Convertini, Fall 2021

HIST 96.39, Saints and Material Devotion, Cecilia Gaposchkin, Fall 2021

HIST 7.19, Medieval Paris, M. Cecilia Gaposchkin, Spring 2022

Exhibition History

Selections 3rd-15th Centuries from the College Collection featuring new acquisitions, Barrows Print Room, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, April 21-May 21, 1978.


M. Glueckselig & Sons, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 1978.

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