Antependium made of metal foil and velvet, XVIII, Tuscan manufacturing.

Antependium made of metal foil and velvet, XVIII, Tuscan manufacturing.
Red velvet background with silver, symmetrical openwork decorations within a continuous frame of rich spirals. The drape-like decorations depict motifs of leaf spirals, intertwined spirals, floral decorations and wavy shells with irregular edges. In the centre of an oval, curvy frame there is an embossed Nativity scene. The outer frame of the antependium is made of golden wood enriched by different decorative motifs.  The antependium has recently been restored.