Artist Swiss
  • Altar Cover
Date 1546
Medium embroidery: linen on linen plain weave
Dimensions Overall: 68 3/4 × 62 1/4 inches (174.6 × 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 Inscribed, around the Lamb of God: 1546 DAS IST DAS LAM GOTTES WELCHES HINMIT DIE SIND DER WELT [translated: This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world]
Mrs. John D. Rockefeller (New York, New York, USA);
1924-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Valentiner, W. "Embroidered Altar Cover," Bulletin of the DIA 6, no. 3 (1924): p. 28.

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

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