Antique Italian Textile. Silk Brocade with Silver & Gold Threade
1400 -1500 A.D
Size 26" x 24"
Size 66 x 61cm
Below are Detail Images
This is an "abbreviated" icon of the Second Coming of Christ, depicting Him as the Righteous Judge surrounded by the Theotokos, St. John the Baptist, the apostles and angels, and various saints. In the corners one sees Abraham and Isaac, the Wise Thief, and the Institution of the Eucharist at the Mystical Supper.
Below you can see Similer piece at Yale University Art Gallery and last Images are in Vatican collection