4th day of Advent
This image is taken from The Lyng table carpet. An altar frontal made from recycled parts from three late medieval vestments. I hadn't thought about the destruction of ecclesiastical textiles at the time of the Reformation but they would have been one of the easiest thing to destroy. It is now housed in a glass case on the wall of the church in Norfolk U.K.
There is some background at Medieval Church Art and a good selection of photos on the Flickr site but no published works about this amazing piece of embroidery.