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A blog for artists, art collectors. Visual composition, Fiber art, Care, Display, and Storage, Art by Kevan Lunney of KevanArt.com

Kevan Lunney Artist: Textile Art on the International Art Scene. The Armory show, NYC (Detail of work by Chiyu Uemae)

Gold Pendant Disc with Head of Athena (One of a Pair), 400-350 BCE, Bosporan Kingdom    The Hermitage Museum

Gold Pendant Disc with Head of Athena (One of a Pair), BCE, Bosporan Kingdom The Hermitage Museum -Athena or Medusa?

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Reliquary Bust of Saint Catherine of Alexandria Basswood with polychromy Upper Rhenish, Alsatian (Strasbourg), about 1465 From the Benedictine Abbey Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Wissembourg, near Strasbourg

Purse with scenes from the story of Patient Griselda Date: 14th century Culture: French Medium: Silk and metal thread on canvas Dimensions: Overall: 6 x 5 5/8in. (15.2 x 14.3cm) Accession Number: 27.48.2 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Purse with scenes from the story of Patient Griselda Date: century Culture: French Medium: Silk and metal thread on canvas Dimensions: Overall: 6 x 5 x Accession Number: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Reliquary Date: ca. 1500 Culture: Hungarian Medium: Silver gilt, rock crystal, and pearl

Reliquary Date:ca. 1500 Culture:Hungarian Medium:Silver gilt, rock crystal, and pearl Dimensions:Overall: 4 x 2 x 2 in. x x cm) Classification:Metalwork-Silver Credit Line:The Cloisters Collection, 1958

Reliquary Pendant, Scottish, c.1200

Reliquary Pendant Scottish, c. 1200 The pendant is formed of a circular gold box with a base plate into which a number of different relics are set. A setting for lost fragments of the True Cross sits.

Reliquary Bust of a Female Saint, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession No. 59.70, South Netherlandish origin, 1520-1530. Hispano-Flemish for sure! The looped braids show up occasionally in Spanish art.

Reliquary Bust of a Female Saint Date: ca. Geography: Made in possibly Brussels, Belgium Culture: South Netherlandish Medium: Oak, paint, gilt Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1959 Accession Number:

Reliquary Plaque with Christ Blessing, walrus ivory, possibly made in Cologne, Germany, circa 1200

Reliquary Plaque with Christ Blessing Date: ca. 1200 Geography: Made in possibly Cologne, Rhineland, Germany Culture: German Medium: Walrus ivory Dimensions: Overall: 5 x 2 x 1 in.

Silk Germanic Pouche, 14th century, Treasury of cathedral in Sion, Switzerland

Chur Purse Fiber: silk Colors: blue, white, red Gauge: 7 stitches per inch Size: tall and wide.

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