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Table cloth

Table cloth

  • Place of origin:

    Flanders (historical region) (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen damask

  • Museum number:

    T.142-1929

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Table cloth of linen damask, depicting five scenes from the parable of the Prodigal Son: 1) the son taking leave of his father; 2) riotous living; 3) driven out by his former companions; 4) herding swine; 5) returning to his father. There are double vertical side borders filled with wavy floral stems, birds, and beasts.

Place of Origin

Flanders (historical region) (made)

Date

ca. 1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Linen damask

Marks and inscriptions

'I'
Register notes: "Marked I in white thread", but not where. The I may have a cross-bar in the middle?

Dimensions

Length: 113 in, Width: 183.75 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1929/9019. Cp [compare?] with tapestry panels T.248 to 282-1913.

Descriptive line

Table cloth of linen damask depicting the prodigal son, Flanders, ca. 1600.

Production Note

Flemish

Materials

Linen

Techniques

Damask weaving

Subjects depicted

Pigs; Stems; Flowers

Categories

Textiles; Interiors

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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