Helena Woolworth McCann Collection, Purchase, Winfield Foundation Gift, 1970
Not on view
The unusual way in which the leaves and flowers have been drawn suggests the original design was an embroidery. Such combinations of a religious subject with highly decorative ornament are often seen on English embroidered book covers of the mid-seventeenth century.
Inscription: Inscribed on banner above cross: INRI [Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum (Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews)]
Marking: Painted in underglaze blue enamel on underside: Artemisia leaf
[ Spink & Son, Ltd. , London, until 1970; sold to MMA ]