A good little unusual Victorian embroidery worked in wire and bullion stitches, depicting the symbols for Faith Hope and Charity
Late 19th century.
A few loose threads and missing sequins, but otherwise in good bright condition.
In a plain narrow period black frame.
Overall: 8.5" x 10.5" (22 x 27cm)
Faith Hope and Charity (or Love)
A common motif in Christian art it has two attributions:
The three great virtues that the New Testament calls for in Christians. According to the Apostle Paul, “Now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the
greatest of these is charity.”
after The Saints Faith, Hope and Charity, 2nd century Christian martyrs and daughters of Saint Sophia