Flight to Egypt

Gold and silver embroidered orphrey from the Netherlands, c. 1550. Gold and silver embroidered orphrey from the Netherlands, c. 1550. Courtesy Rijksmuseum Amsterdam acc. no. BK-NM-11712-B.

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam houses a fragment of a gold and silk embroidered orphrey (in Dutch: aurifries) that was made in the Netherlands and dates to c. AD 1550. The medallion contains an embroidered illustration of the Flight to Egypt. The fragment measures 47 x 21.5 cm and is worked in the or nué  style.

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