The ‘Maaseik Embroideries’. Linen with silk and gold; two panels with arcades, c.63x9.5cm and 66x10cm; two panels with medallions, each c.34x7.5cm; four monograms, each c.12x12cm, Anglo-Saxon, c.800AD. Embroidery in cherry red, beige, green, yellow and light and dark blue silk threads and gold thread, the gold thread strips of pure gold foil wound around a core of horse hair, afterwards flattened; split stitch, stem stitch and surface couching.
Antpendium of Grimberger (alter frontal) ~ Scenes include wedding at Cana, meal at Simon the Pharisee, Last Supper, Christ appearing to the Emmaus. Mathilde de Leche, Abbess of Herkenrode, ordered it in 1528 from Paulus van Malsen an embroiderer from Antwerp ~ (Royal Museums of Art & History, Brussels) (1st of two pins)