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  • Place of origin:

    Flanders (made)

  • Date:

    1605 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    embroidered linen damask

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss E.E. Travis

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Linen damask cloth with embroidered design of royal arms of James I, lion and unicorn supporters, rose, thistle, thrift, portcullis, gateway, oak tree, lady with dog, St. George with a dragon and the date of manufacture, 1605. Contains scenes from Edmund Spencer's Fairy Queen and The Shepherd's Calender.

Place of Origin

Flanders (made)


1605 (made)



Materials and Techniques

embroidered linen damask

Marks and inscriptions

Indicates date of manufacture


Length: 52 in, Width: 42 in

Descriptive line

linen damask, 1605, Flemish; Arms of James I, St. George & Dragon etc.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

G T van Ysselsteyn, White figurated Linen Damask, The Hague, 1962, no. 23.


Linen damask



Subjects depicted

Thistles; Oak; Lions; Portcullis; Dragons; Roses; Unicorns; Ladies


Embroidery; Heraldry; Royalty; Textiles; Scotland


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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