"Antependium Embroidered - 17th Century"Beautiful antependium, (literally, hanging in front), formerly fixed in front of the altar and used to adorn it. Composed of old embroidery (XVII) silks, son of gold and silver, the embroidered characters were later fixed on an old red damask, to recompose this antependium. It is composed of recurring characters, such as Mary Magdalene, holding the Cross and having with her the vase of perfumes, Saint Peter holding the key of the door of heaven, Saint Martin, holding his open coat, ready to share it to the poor who is at his side, and a holy unidentified bishop. The whole is furnished with a trimmings of gold threads. Work of the XVIIth century. Condition of use; visible accidents.