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Saint Martin and the Repentant Horsemen

Early 15th century or nué embroidered panel repesenting Saint Martin and the Repentant Horsemen. Early 15th century or nué embroidered panel repesenting Saint Martin and the Repentant Horsemen. Copyright Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. L.1979.139.

A panel (20.3 x 15.9 cm) with embroidery carried out in the or nué tradition, popular in the Netherlands in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, is housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It dates to the early fifteenth century and represents the medieval story of Saint Martin and the Repentant Horsemen. The embroidery is worked in silk and silver thread on a linen background.

See also the entry on the exhibition Scenes from the Life of St Martin, which was organised at the MET in 2015, and the entry on another, comparable embroidery from the same series: The Empress Kneels before Saint Martin.

Metropolitan Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 2 November 2016).

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