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A VERY RARE AND UNUSUAL BAROQUE PERIOD ANTEPENDIUM

Possibly Flemish. Dated to the Reverse 'Ao 1706'.

Measurements

Width: 72 1/2" (184 cm); Height: 39 1/2" (100.3 cm).

Research
Oil on canvas.

Marks:
Dated to the reverse ‘Ao 1706’.

Provenance:
A Swiss Private Collection.

The present piece almost certainly served as an antependium, or an altar frontal, which, as its name implies, was a decorative panel fixed to the outward facing side of an altar in the Christian tradition. It is also called a paliotti from the Roman pallium, meaning a cloth of precious fabric.

Research report available on request.

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